Interesting facts about hurricane hugo
Hugo (Painter Place Saga #2) by Pamela PooleSeptember 21, 1989: Some monsters in the dark are real. Can Painter Place survive?
Hurricane Hugo came in the dead of night, slamming Category 4 power into Charleston, South Carolina at the worst possible time--high tide. Painter Place is scoured by the writhing Atlantic storm surge, forcing Caroline Painter Gregory to say goodbye to a life she loves and face a future that may hold the worst that can possibly happen. On the devastated South Carolina coastline of 1989 and then in Arles, France during the centennial of Van Goghs life there, Hugo continues the saga of Painter Place
Remembering Hurricane Hugo - During the Storm
The Facts About Hurricane Hugo - What It Was, What It Wasn't and Why It Caused So Much Damage
Hugo moved thousands of miles across the Atlantic, rapidly strengthening to briefly attain Category 5 hurricane strength on its journey. It later crossed over Guadeloupe, St. Croix and St. Thomas on September 17 and 18 as a Category 4 hurricane. Weakening slightly more, it passed over Puerto Rico as a strong Category 3 hurricane.
Twenty-five years ago around midnight on September 22, Hurricane Hugo made landfall just north of Charleston, South Carolina at Sullivan's Island as a Category 4 storm with estimated maximum winds of mph and a minimum central pressure of millibars Hugo produced tremendous wind and storm surge damage along the coast and even produced hurricane force wind gusts several hundred miles inland into western North Carolina. In fact, Hugo produced the highest storm tide heights ever recorded along the U. At the time, Hugo was the strongest storm to strike the U. It is estimated that there were 49 deaths directly related to the storm, 26 of which occurred in the U. Virgin Islands. For additional information, check out our Hurricane Hugo Event Review.
The hurricane season had a total of 11 named tropical cyclones of which 7 attained hurricane strength. On 13 September, the storm became a hurricane., Hurricane Hugo was one of the strongest hurricanes in South Carolina's history, and was at the time the most costly hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean.
It was first identified as a group of thunderstorms near the west coast of Africa on September 9th, The following day it was classified as a tropical depression southeast of the Cape Verde Islands and then a tropical storm on the 11th. Hugo steadily gained strength to hurricane status on the 13th - approximately miles east of the Leeward islands. The strengthening accelerated and Hugo went through a rapid deepening phase. This is where a hurricane strengthens rapidly over a short period of time. This was the first of three different strengthening phases.
Recently, the folks at Hurricaneville received a request from a visitor to the site to have some more information on Hurricane Hugo. So, we gave it some thought and realized that in light of the terrible devastation that was wrought on South Florida and Louisiana by Hurricane Andrew in August, , Hurricane Hugo has been overlooked. It will be ten years this August since Andrew struck Homestead, Florida with its mph winds and mph wind gusts, and that makes it 13 years since Hugo barreled into Charleston, South Carolina. Hugo exposed many cracks in the state of preparedness in South Carolina, but they have since made plenty of progress. Hurricane Hugo was a strong Category Five Hurricane as it barreled through the Leeward islands, and raked the island of Puerto Rico with high winds and heavy rains during the first and second weeks of September, At this point, Hugo had winds as high as mph.
Croix , South Carolina and North Carolina in September of the Atlantic hurricane season , killing 82 people and leaving , homeless. At the time, Hurricane Hugo left the most damage for a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean , although other storms have since caused more destruction. Hugo is currently the tenth costliest hurricane in the United States. Tropical cyclones of the Atlantic hurricane season. KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids. Jump to: navigation , search.