Hurricane hugo made landfall north of charleston harbor on the south carolina coast the night of sept 21, 1989, affecting an estimated 18 million people. Hurricane hugo - september 17-24, 1989 the origin of hugo was detected on satellite imagery on the 9th of september when a cluster of thunderstorms moved. September 17th of this year (2016) marks 27 years since hurricane hugo paid a visit to the island of st croix, usvi. Please note that the following list is not exhaustive and does not include every notable storm in history galveston 1900 atlantic-gulf 1919 miami 1926 san felipe-okeechobee 1928. Weather underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting hurricanes and tropical cyclones. Hurricane hugo news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about hurricane hugo from the tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Hugo made landfall near charleston, sc, around midnight on sept 22, 1989 as a category 4 hurricane hugo came ashore with winds of 135-140 mph. Hurricane hugo made landfall near charleston september 22 1989, and was one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to affect south carolina.
Hurricane hugo struck charleston, sc on september 21-22, 1989 at the time it caused more damage than any other natural disaster in us history (that would la. Read chapter coastal processes: this volume provides an account of the 1989 hurricane hugo for historical purposes, evaluates the physical phenomena invol. Hurricane hugo - 1989 this classic cape verde hurricane was first detected as a tropical wave emerging from the coast of africa on september 9 moving steadily westward, the system became a. All customers get free shipping on orders over $25 shipped by amazon show results for books. At the time, hugo was ranked as the costliest hurricane to hit the us mainland, with damages totaling $7 billion (1989 usd/$1343 billion 2014 usd), until andrew in 1992.
Hurricane hugo was the eighth named storm, sixth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 1989 atlantic hurricane season hugo was the last in a series of cape verde hurricanes during. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.
Hurricane hugo caused 56 fatalities, left nearly 100,000 homeless, and resulted in over $10 billion in damage overall it was the most damaging hurricane ever recorded at that particular. Most of the physical scars are gone, but hurricane hugo will always be a defining point in charleston's history the fury of the wind and water not only changed the landscape, but changed.
The morning after hurricane hugo, rescue workers work to extricate arthur mccloud whose house had collapsed on him on sires street in downtown charleston. Between september 16th and 22nd, 1989 one of the most infamous and disastrous tropical cyclones in atlantic history, hurricane hugo, devastated portions of t.
South carolina is much better prepared to handle the challenges of with a hurricane now than it was during hugo and floyd, the last two major storms to hit the state, according to university. Some longtime charlotteans will tell you they were ready, that they had stocked up on batteries and ice as powerful hurricane hugo barreled toward the south carolina coast 25 years ago. Looking for the perfect hurricane hugo you can stop your search and come to etsy, the marketplace where sellers around the world express their creativity through handmade and vintage goods. Goes-7 infrared satellite loop of hugo (september 9-25, 1989) [note: click image to play video which will open in a new window] twenty-five years ago around midnight on september 22.
Read chapter executive summary: this volume provides an account of the 1989 hurricane hugo for historical purposes, evaluates the physical phenomena invol. Hurricane hugo devastated the south carolina coastline and inland communities on september 21st and 22nd 1989 the barrier islands shouldered the worst of what hugo had to give. The story of hurricane hugo information on the track of hurricane hugo and its affects on the lives and property of those who experienced it. The hot tropical sun beats down on me as i cross the tarmac at barbados's grantly adams field i look to the northeast, scanning the sky for signs of hurricane hugo's outer cloud bands, but.
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