Friday, September 22, 2006

17 Years Ago -- Hurricane Hugo

It was 17 years ago that the Carolinas woke up to the destruction of Hurricane Hugo. The category 4 hurricane made landfall near Bull's Bay, South Carolina on the night of September 21. The tracked across South Carolina toward Charlotte during the early morning hours of September 22. Hugo was still a category 1 hurricane when it moved across Charlotte. According to information from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Hugo caused $7 billion in damage in the United States.

You can take a look back at the storm through the following links:

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