Hugo: Then and Now

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  • LOCAL NEWS

    Hugo's 'crazy' winds still spin in survivors' memory

    The majestic live oak tree in Tracy Collins' backyard crashed to the ground, shaking her family's house from the force of Hurricane Hugo.

  • LOCAL NEWS

    Business owners recall close call with Hugo

    Terry and Bobbie Smoak have been selling Charleston- and Lowcountry-themed gifts at their Charleston Collection stores for 27 years. When Hugo hit, they had several stores in the Lowcountry, including downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island. They now operate one store, in West Ashley...

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    Red Cross worker recalls Hugo damage

    Margot Hillman arrived in Santee three weeks after Hurricane Hugo blew through. She was living in Bethlehem, Pa., working as a computer specialist for the Lehigh Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. Between Hugo and the Northern California earthquake that hit less than a month later, the Red...

  • HUGO: THEN AND NOW

    'Just devastated,' S.C. woman recalls Hugo

    Mary Scott’s family — the Morrisons — was one of the original founding families of McClellanville. She still lives there, in the village devastated by Hugo 20 years ago, in the home she returned to the morning after the storm, after 10 feet of tide came up in the house that sits...

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    Hurricane Hugo: Its fury, its legacy

    MCCLELLANVILLE — A shrimp boat chugged its way up Jeremy Creek on a recent Monday afternoon as a flock of seagulls shrieked overhead, hoping for scraps.

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    Shrimp boats in the driveway? Hugo did it

    Forrest Morrison, 71, lives across the street from the water in a two-story brick home in the shrimping village of McClellanville, the town where he was born and raised. On the September night in 1989 when Hugo came ashore, he and his wife, Pam, and their two teenage children had evacuated to a ...

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    McClellanville man recalls Hugo's impact

    Ben Graham has lived in McClellanville all 63 years of his life. A shrimper, he was renovating old houses when Hugo hit in September 1989. He worked on plenty in the days after the storm, and is still doing that today.

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    The 26 who lost their lives

    As people scurried to add up Hurricane Hugo's damage in terms of dollars and discomfort, many forgot that the storm took human lives -- at least 26 of them. Some were strong and hard-headed, but six were senior citizens and five were 8 years old or younger. Six burned to death, six drowned, nine...

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    Hugo a 'life-changing day' for pier, family

    Trent Collins turned 11 a few weeks before Hurricane Hugo turned life on the South Carolina coast upside down. For Collins, whose grandparents owned the 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach and whose parents owned the Tropic House hotel nearby, the memories of those days are still vivid.

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    Father, son remember Hugo

    On Hugo's arrival day in September 1989, Dr. Vic Weinstein brought his family with him to the hospital, including his 1-, 3- and 7-year-old children, to ride out the storm. Hugo hit Charleston that night. Video

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