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On this Date in 1989: Hurricane Hugo Reaches Charleston

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This Day in Charleston History

Credit: Wikipedia

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On this day in Charleston history, Hurricane Hugo first made landfall in Charleston. The storm was a Category 4 hurricane when it arrived in the Holy City and caused extensive damaged throughout the state.

Hugo hit the area around 11:30 pm on September 21st, but made actual landfall in Sullivan’s Island at 11:57 pm. The storm brought winds that exceeded 135 mph.

Twenty-seven South Carolinians died as a result from the storm, while more than 3,300 single family homes, 12,600 mobile homes and 18,000 multi-family houses were either damaged or destroyed. Damage in this state alone was estimated at $5.9 billion.

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Sources: The Washington PostWikipedia,

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