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Today Marks 20th Anniversary of Hugo PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Monday, 21 September 2009 07:20

hugo.jpgToday marks the twentieth anniversary of when Hurricane Hugo made landfall in Charleston, South Carolina.


According to several archived reports, when Hugo made it up the mountain, after traveling over 300 miles, the storm dumped seven inches of rain in Boone.


According to the National Hurricane Center, Hugo lost its hurricane status near Lenoir, where it was downgraded to a tropical storm.


The Category 5 hurricane hit Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St. Croix, and Puerto Rico before hitting the Carolinas.


Archived reports state the storm killed a total of 109 people and left nearly 100,000 homeless.


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