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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hurricane Hugo

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
1. Hurricane Hugo Marker
Inscription.
On the night of September 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo struck the South Carolina Lowcountry. During that night winds reached 125 miles per hour and a storm surge of 15 feet swept over nearby McClellanville. The eye of Hugo passed over Charleston at midnight.
This devastating hurricane caused more than six billion dollars damage in South Carolina and left thousands homeless.
The greatest cost was the twenty-six lives lost to the storm and its aftermath.
This plaque is dedicated to their memory.
Trudy Whitener Ball, 71 Mt. Pleasant, SC Ras McLellan, Jr., 76 Hamer SC Terry Caspers, 30 Eastover SC Samuel Middleton, 69 Eutawville, SC Amanda Renee Carroll, 9 Conway SC Christopher Shea Mounts, 8 Summerville, SC Sheryl Christiansen, 41 Averill Park, NY Robert Lee Page, 59 Charleston, SC Leroy Crosov, 58 Kingstree, SC Ernest B. Reeves, 56 Ladson, SC Lamont Davis, 1 Mayesville, SC Manning C. Rodgers, 74 Cassatt, SC Florence Bette Dillinger, 65 Georgetown, SC Dyrell Leondra Sinkler, 1 Pinewood, SC Harold C. Hutson, 58 Charleston, SC Kelly Denise Sinkler, 3 Pinewood, SC Brian Arthur Jackson, 38 Fort Lauderdale, FL Teresa Sinkler, 21 Pinewood, SC Kathleen Ann Kelly Jackson, 41 Fort Lauderdale, FL Paul Christopher Spencer, 30 James Island, SC Calvin Jackson, Jr., 43 Hartsville, SC
Hurricane Hugo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
2. Hurricane Hugo Marker
Frierson Wilson, Jr., 32 Dalzell, SC Isiah Mack, 67 Charleston, SC Samuel Lee Winecoff, Jr., 58 Fort Mill, SC Arthur McCloud, 54 Charleston, SC Norman Dudley Wrenn, 84 Bonneau, SC
 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 32° 46.191′ N, 79° 55.717′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Battery St, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Pringle (DD-477) (here, next to this marker); Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Eleven - Inch Dahlgren Gun (a few steps from this marker); Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salvaging of this Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Charleston Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Defenders of Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gilmore Simms (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
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Hurricane Hugo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
3. Hurricane Hugo Marker
 Hurricane Hugo. Hurricane Hugo was a classical, destructive and rare Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St. Croix, Puerto Rico and the USA mainland in South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane during September of the 1989 Atlantic hurricane season. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,691 times since then and 239 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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