Hurricane Hugo was a powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread damage and loss of life in Guadeloupe, Saint Croix, Puerto Rico, and the Southeast United States.
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Charleston Post Courier (blog)

Charleston bar and restaurant owners hope for hurricane parties, not an empty town

When Hurricane Hugo whipped through the Lowcountry in 1989, chef Jonathan Kaldas of Uptown Social was 6 years old and slept through the whole thing. He woke up to a neighborhood pulling together to rebuild fences, share fresh water and cook food ...

- Charleston Post Courier (blog)

Charlotte Observer

Could Florence become the next Hurricane Hugo? Charlotte waits, remembers

Most anyone who lived in Charlotte in late 1989 remembers the September night when the wind built to a shriek, century-old oaks began to splinter and shredded electric lines sparked in the dark. Nearly 30 years later, Hurricane Hugo is still the ...

- Charlotte Observer