Who did Hurricane Hugo affect?
Eight people were killed in Puerto Rico and nearly 28,000 people were left homeless. Hugo was the strongest hurricane to landfall on the continental U.S. in two decades.
|St. Kitts and Nevis||1||$46 million|
|Contiguous United States||21||$7 billion|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||3||$500 million|
What did Hurricane Hugo destroy?
Hugo had a history before South Carolina. The storm crippled and nearly crashed a Hurricane Hunter plane as a Category 5 east of the Caribbean. It destroyed 85% of the buildings on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and killed 12 people and did $1 billion in damage to Puerto Rico.
What category was Hurricane Hugo when it hit Charlotte NC?
Hugo made landfall near Charleston, South Carolina, and it reached Charlotte about five hours later. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Thirty-two years ago, a Category 4 Hurricane ravaged the Carolinas.