These 18 Photos Show Just How Devastating The South Carolina Hurricane In 1989 Really Was

September 21, 2019, will mark the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 storm that ravaged South Carolina, among other places. Here in the Palmetto State, there are families that will never forget the devastation and despair caused by this single, deadly storm. In the coming weeks we can expect many media outlets to remember the storm through videos, photos, and first-hand accounts – as we are now with photos. We’ll be right there with you, glued to the coverage, reading and watching in awe of the storm and in our people and our strength to overcome.

Following are some photos that show some of the devastation of this 1989 hurricane that hit South Carolina.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Were you living in South Carolina when this devastating storm hit in September of 1989? Join the conversation in the comments and share your own photos if you have them. In fact, the National Weather Service in Charleston is reaching out to those willing to share photos and stories of Hurricane Hugo during this 30th anniversary. You’ll find more on that on their official website, here.

For another devastating and more recent storm to hit the Palmetto State, keep reading here to see 18 photos of the recent Thousand Year Flood in 2015.