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From God After a Florida Hurricane-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor The eRumor says that the
high winds of Hurricane Charlie in Florida in 2004 ripped a previous
sign from a billboard, leaving a previous billboard visible for all
to see that said, "WE NEED TO TALK...GOD"
Hurricane Charlie was one of four
hurricanes to devastate portions of Florida during the 2004
In Orlando, the winds peeled away a current billboard leaving the
remnants of a previous billboard campaign and displayed the timely
message from God.
The old billboard was part of a series that were created by Andy
Smith and Charlie Robb of the Smith Agency in Fort Lauderdale.
The billboards were paid for by a person who asked to remain
anonymous and who asked the Smith Agency to run the campaign from
September to November of 1998.
The roadside announcements were actually the work of Andy Smith and
Charlie Robb of The Smith Agency in Fort Lauderdale. The advertising
firm was hired last summer by a person requesting anonymity.
Their instructions: Create and execute a marketing campaign from
September to November that would get people thinking about God.
The successful campaign prompted a request from the Outdoor
Advertising Association of America to ask for permission to use the
billboards elsewhere in the United States.
According to the Wall Street Journal, they appeared in more than 200
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