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AccuWeather Facebook fans shared their memories of Hurricane Hugo. Hugo made landfall in South Carolina September 22, 1989.
[View the story "Memories and Photos from Hurricane Hugo" on Storify]Memories and Photos from Hurricane Hugo"Sept. 18, 1989 -- eastern Puerto Rico - 6:45 a.m. We were in an apartment building (my grandmother's) - 17th floor - near Old San Juan (near the Caribe Hilton). The only safe place was the corner bathroom. Everything blew away with the wind -- living room decorations, our chandelier, artifacts in the bedrooms, etc. The only thing that kept us from blowing away too was that four of us were leaning against the bathroom door for about 4 hours. Horrific! Every window and sliding door was shattered."--AccuWeather Facebook fan Silvie R.Storified by Accu Weather · Sat, Sep 22 2012 11:28:53undefinedNoaaWow, Hurricane Hugo hit 23 years ago? I was driving a limo through Charlotte, dodging trees & downed power lines. Was without power 2 weeks. Craig UttundefinedAccuweather"While working for WBAW, we loaded up a tractor trailer full of food, clothes and supplies for the victims and took them to the outskirts of Summerville. I remember the forest looking like a war zone with the tops of the trees cut in half."--AccuWeather Facebook fan Sharon P.undefinedAccuweather"I was 19, my first real memory of a hurricane. We were 130 miles inland and the winds were still around 100 mph at our house. We were without electricity for 19 days. Thing I remember most was afterword the pine needles that were left on the pines that were left all faced in one direction!"--AccuWeather Facebook Fan Tommy M.I remember 23 years ago very well. Hurricane Hugo laid a tree on my parents' house and they were without power for 12 days. When, in our Salisbury apartment, the brick wall began shaking, we spent the night under our sink in our bathroom. Since there was no telephone service the next morning, I'm headed toward my parents and they headed toward me. We met halfway down Highway 150, thankful that God had seen us thru. Martha Ann Phillips EstepundefinedAccuweather"I lived in the Lenoir Area, in the foothills of N.C., and I remember waking up to steady winds of well over 100 mph. Such a surprise for the hurricane to make it so far inland, NO ONE was expecting it. Devastated the woods beside my house full off 100-year old oaks & maples."--AccuWeather Facebook fan Josh P.23 years ago today I woke up to no electricity, a hole in my roof, trees uprooted and life forever changed by a hurricane named #Hugo. #CharHeather undefinedNoaa"I remember Hugo well. Seemed like the wind and cracking of trees would never quit." --AccuWeather Facebook Fan Cathy M." I used to live in Iron Station, N.C., and I remembered that storm! We lost power and everything!!!!"--AccuWeather Facebook fan Mindy P.undefinedAccuweather"I was in Faith, N.C., about 45 miles north of Charlotte. We left our Main St. home and took two candle holders my son made in shop over to my daughter's grandmom in-laws basement and waited it out there..one of the candles burned to the wood base and that reminds me each time I see it of the eerie quiet as the eye passed over us around dawn..."Granny", as we called her, went out to see it and scared us to death as we told her to get inside more was behind the eye..she wasn't scared of anything..Trees down all over, power out 4 days, some 2 weeks...ice was like gold to find and a customer's classic mustang was crushed in our backyard..terrible memories!"-- AccuWeather Facebook fan Mary S.undefinedAccuweather"I delivered bread to grocery stores and was standing in front of a Food Lion with a rack of 100 loaves of bread and the wind carried the bread across the parking lot."--AccuWeather Facebook fan Gray G." I remember too much, the water seeping through the walls, the howling of the wind that seemed for ever, then the silence (the eye) then with the snap of a finger it started all over again. Scared to death, then walking outside in the morning and it looked as though a bomb had gone off."--AccuWeather Facebook fan Nancy T.undefinedAccuweather"Remember living in Charlotte seeing the fence panels ripped right off the posts and the constant roaring sound."-- AccuWeather Facebook fan Tim M.undefinedNoaa"A tree fell through my apartment buidling in West Ashley. Boats in the street. National Guard on every corner. Curfew. Trees snapped like twigs. Oprah!! I'll never forget it."-- AccuWeather Facebook Fan Connie C.oh Hurricane Hugo we dont miss you at allDenice RussellA special thanks to AccuWeather Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell for sharing photographs taken at his home in Boomer, S.C., after Hurricane Hugo and to the NWS-Charleston for storm damage photographs.
Storified by Accu Weather · Sat, Sep 22 2012 11:28:53
Rounds of drenching showers and heavy thunderstorms will heighten the risk of flash flooding across the northeastern United States through the final weekend of July.
Tropical Storm Nida threatens to bring flooding rain to the Philippines into this weekend with future impacts on China and Taiwan.
As several large fires continue to rage across the western United States, weather conditions will gradually improve for firefighting efforts in the upcoming week.
Additional downpours are likely to roll across northern New Jersey and further suspend play during the late rounds at the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club this weekend.
A tropical wave approaching the Caribbean Sea will attempt to reactivate the Atlantic Basin during the first week of August.
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashed in central Texas on Saturday morning. Authorities say there appears to be no survivors.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast
near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a
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Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.
Greenville, SC (2004)
Heavy rain causes nearby river to crest at
19.2 feet, the second highest crest ever.