Hurricane Hugo

Hugo was a massive hurricane that made landfall in South Carolina on September 21, 1989, causing billions in damage, many deaths and leaving thousands homeless.
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Hugo: Close call for coastal business owners

Journalists felt the panic, resiliency of Hugo victims'

In September 1989, South Carolinians were settling into a lazy autumn lull. But by Sept. 19, 1989, all eyes turned to the prospect of another hurricane - Hugo, a Category 4 storm that was heading straight for the S.C. coast.


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