Hurricane Hazel Historical

Hurricane Hazel Historical (HM1WF8)

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Horry County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 41.513', W 78° 52.732'

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Hurricane Hazel
Oct. 15, 1954

On the afternoon on the 15th emerging to find their physical and economic world shattered, local residents could not have envisioned that their resolve to rebuild would set their provincial resort of small, family owned businesses on a path to become the major, international destination that now surrounds.

Pawleys Island North End · 2 houses left standing
Garden City Beach · 3 of 275 houses habitable
Surfside Beach · 4 of 70 houses habitable
Myrtle Beach · Most structures east of Ocean Blvd. destroyed or damaged
Windy Hill · 50 of 89 houses destroyed
Crescent Beach · 2 houses left standing
Atlantic Beach · 25 homes destroyed
Tilghman Beach · 50 of 100 houses demolished
Cherry Grove · 2 rows of beachfront houses wiped out
"This city will be rebuilt more beautiful than ever, with bigger and better hotels, guest houses and private homes. There is an attitude of hope and determination to build back." - The Myrtle Beach Sun
"Out of the damage which we have sustained, Myrtle Beach will build an even greater city for the future." - Myrtle Beach Mayor Ernest Williams
*Quotes and statistics excerpted from Sun News article "50 Years Later Hurricane Hazel
Didn't Destroy Myrtle Beach Area's Resolve" by Zane Wilson
HM NumberHM1WF8
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Date Added Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 696603 N 3730012
Decimal Degrees33.69188333, -78.87886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.513', W 78° 52.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 30.78" N, 78° 52' 43.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803, 843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910 Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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