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.
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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.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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