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Hurricane Hugo Remembered on 30th Anniversary

Hurricane Hugo
Thu, 08/01/2019

This September will be the thirtieth anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, one of the most devastating storms to hit the South Carolina coast. Hugo was a category four storm when it made landfall in 1989, causing severe damage all along the Waccamaw Neck. To mark the anniversary of Hugo, on Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m., the Waccamaw Library will host a presentation by WBTW Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson, who will explore the origins of the storm and follow its path toward South Carolina. In his talk, “Hurricane Hugo: Looking Back 30 Years,” Johnson will examine Hugo’s impacts on the Waccamaw Neck and compare Hugo to other big hurricanes that have impacted this area. The Waccamaw Library is located at 41 St. Paul Place on Pawleys Island. This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library.