Hugo made landfall near Charleston, S.C., around midnight on Sept. 22, 1989 as a Category 4 Hurricane.
Hugo came ashore with winds of 135-140 mph. The residents of Sullivan's Island, S.C., suffered the most significant damage due to the strong winds and high storm surge. Nearly all of the homes on Sullivan's Island were left uninhabitable.
Storm surge from Hugo ranged from 11.9 to 19.8 feet along the coast of South Carolina.
In the town of Charleston, most of the downtown buildings were damaged. Hurricane force winds were recorded as far inland as western North Carolina.
The power outages in the Carolinas were extensive. Immediately after Hugo moved through, there was nearly no electricity running east of Interstate 95 in South Carolina, according to an emergency report from the Strom Thurmond Institute.
When Hugo hit the U.S., it was the strongest storm to hit in the previous 20 years. Damages climbed to $7 billion and at least 49 people were killed by direct impacts of Hugo.
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Central Illinois (1964)
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New Brunswick, NJ (1835)
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