Boarded storefront windows have become a forum for Myrtle Beach business owners to express their feelings toward Hurricane Florence.
“We need God’s help,” reads a message outside Mona Lisa’s Liquors on South Kings Highway.
There was a different tone on the next few wood panels, painted with the word “Spiderman.” Passersby might have been a bit confused as to whether the store also was calling for Spidey’s help – or if that word was added by some random fan of comic book heroes.
Farther down the highway, Knuckleheads Bar and Grill has a dire warning for anyone thinking about criminal activity after the storm passes.
“Looters will be shot,” the sign announces.
Off 27th Avenue North, Primo Hoagies uses a phrase seen all over the area: “Flo kiss my grits.” The line’s a reference to wisecracking waitress Flo on the television show “Alice.” Another panel commands: “Florence back off.”
Finally, The Little White Dress has a message not only for the storm, but for anyone hunkering down with not much else to do: