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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hurricane Hazel

 
 
Hurricane Hazel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
1. Hurricane Hazel Marker
Inscription.
Hurricane Hazel
Oct. 15, 1954
Hurricane Hazel made landfall at 9:15am 30 miles north of Myrtle Beach. Wind gusts of 160 mph and sustained winds of 140 mph coupled with an abnormally high lunar tide resulted in an 18 foot storm surge. 80% of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront development was destroyed. Hurricane Hazel was the deadliest cyclone of the decade. Because of its impact, “Hazel” was permanently retired as a name for tropical cyclones.
 
Location. 33° 41.552′ N, 78° 52.694′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from North Ocean Boulevard near 9th Ave. N., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. Marker is at or near this postal address: 960 Ocean Front Broadwalk, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hurricane Hugo (within shouting distance of this marker); Salt Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Amphibious Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Strand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hurricane Hazel
Hurricane Hazel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
2. Hurricane Hazel Marker
(about 300 feet away); The King’s Highway (about 300 feet away); Site Of The Seaside Hotel (about 400 feet away); Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. (Submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 907 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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