"Storm of the Century"

"Storm of the Century" (HMPAW)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.114', W 79° 52.351'

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Side A
At midnight on September 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo, a category four storm, blew into Charleston County. Winds in excess of 140 mph, a massive 20 foot storm surge, and extraordinarily high tides ravaged the area. Hugo cut a swath 50 miles wide and 200 miles long across South Carolina, and was one of the strongest storms to hit the East Coast since Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

Side B
The storm's 6 foot surge destroyed the town hall/police station located here, and severely damaged nearby Alhambra Hall. After the storm 1,000 truck loads of debris were removed per day at a cost of $4 million for the 2 month cleanup. The debris stockpile stretched almost 1 mile and was 30 feet in height. The depth of the storm surge at this marker was 5 feet.

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HM NumberHMPAW
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByTown of Mount Pleasant
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 605582 N 3628040
Decimal Degrees32.78523333, -79.87251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.114', W 79° 52.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 6.84" N, 79° 52' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Royall Ave, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US
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