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In 1990, in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, they were flown in to Charleston, South Carolina, to help repair antique furniture and the damaged roofs of stately homes. Nine years later, a team of compagnon metalworkers were brought over from Reims to help to refurbish the Statue of Liberty's flame. In France ...
It was set at $50 million in 1990, the year after Hurricane Hugo showed just how large property claims could be. Payouts caused by insolvencies have not approached that level in ensuing years, but some warn that the Big One could still be coming. They point to the collapse of the Dome Insurance ...

"[This is] the storm... not of the century... in the history of man-kind (at least as we know it)... the most powerful storm to ever affect the East Coast of the United States. Our central Pressure here in North Carolina at 12:50 this afternoon was lower than Hurricane Hugo produced as the eye of Hugo moved right ...
According to the National Weather Service, all-time low pressure records were established in Columbia, Charlotte and Greensboro, even beating out the pressures observed just a few years earlier during Hurricane Hugo's pass through the Carolinas in September 1989. Across the Eastern Carolinas, the ...
The first time I saw pine trees laid out like matchsticks was after Hurricane Hugo in 1989, when I went to South Carolina with some local groups helping people recover from the storm. The damage to homes must have been significant, but it's been cleared from my memory banks. The mental image that has ...
Riley is credited with revitalizing the city's business district and guiding Charleston's recovery from Hurricane Hugo. But his greatest passion is the museum that will highlight the integral but overlooked role that slaves played in state and national history. "It is my duty. I have a duty to get it built," he said.

Maria became a category 3 hurricane on Sept. 18 and doubled in strength within 24 hours, becoming a category 5 hurricane. ○ Prior to hurricane Irma, only four other category 4 hurricanes had been tracked within 75 miles of the central part of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Hugo in 1989 was the last to do so up ...
... Omar Shrine Temple Convention Center in Mount Pleasant. For more information, go to www.ppquilts.com. REGAN: Your business is a fabric store but it is so much more—what a great old building. Your store began in 1990 after Hurricane Hugo selling only folk art and antique quilts initially. Tell us more.
ECCO was founded as an emergency relief effort after the devastation from Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The program grew into a permanent resource for the community after it was founded in 1989 as an emergency relief effort to help people recovering from Hurricane Hugo. Funds from Charleston AA will ...
Arden Inabinette and her husband lived creekside in Murrells Inlet in 1989 when Hurricane Hugo devastated the South Carolina coast. She remembers strangers driving up to her house and offering to help. When St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands was decimated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in a two-week ...
Billy Graham toured Hurricane Hugo damage, visited Charleston in 1989 ... Billy Graham speaks at a daycare opening near Ten Mile after Hurricane Hugo. ... but some were able to see him in person in November 1989 when he visited Charleston and toured the surrounding area after Hurricane Hugo.
Share. STROUDSBURG — Ivelisse Mercado, husband Jose Guerra and their teenage sons are from the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, where people stay prepared for hurricanes. The couple lived through Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Yet, as destructive as Hugo was, they managed to stay on their native island ...
Being young, my trees easily survived Hurricane Hugo. The hurricanes over the last two years starting with Matthew not so much. Trees in the swamp that were easily 200 years old were the first to go. When one would fall, the canopy would take down the next two and so on and so on. The tall thin pine ...
ECCO was founded as an emergency relief effort after the devastation from Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The program grew into a permanent resource for the community after it was founded in 1989 as an emergency relief effort to help people recovering from Hurricane Hugo. Funds from Charleston AA will ...
Billy Graham toured Hurricane Hugo damage, visited Charleston in 1989 ... Billy Graham speaks at a daycare opening near Ten Mile after Hurricane Hugo. ... but some were able to see him in person in November 1989 when he visited Charleston and toured the surrounding area after Hurricane Hugo.
When a hurricane blows over an island, as Maria did in Puerto Rico, what happens to the birds? I'm pretty sure a bird can't just hunker down and wait it out. —J.C. That depends, J.C—what sorts of birds are we talking here? Migratory? Nonmigratory? Seabirds? Shorebirds? Cavity-nesting birds? It's a little ...
Mr. Blair was highly involved in the Plant a Palm initiative on the Isle of Palms after Hurricane Hugo. For the past year and a half, Charles was beautifully taken care of at the Fall River Jewish Home. A celebration of his life is planned for this Spring. In lieu of flowers, Charles' family would like friends and ...

After the destruction of her home in Hurricane Hugo in 1989, Bonnie persevered and rebuilt. Always up for a challenge, she also ran the Miss B. Haven (Miscue) lounge – at the time the largest female managed nightclub south of the Mason Dixon line. She put her sons through college at Colgate University ...
In 1989, he kept cooking as Hurricane Hugo toppled tree after tree surrounding the pithouse. When a famous food personality stopped by with a film crew, he ignored Douglas. When the episode aired, a manager (white, likely never cooked a hog in his entire life) was given credit for Oliver's work. For that, I ...
After the destruction of her home in Hurricane Hugo in 1989, Bonnie persevered and rebuilt. Always up for a challenge, she also ran the Miss B. Haven (Miscue) lounge – at the time the largest female managed nightclub south of the Mason Dixon line. Later, Bonnie and Clifford enjoyed nearly 25 years of ...
The hotel was known as the "Pine Tree Hotel" and once had 14 rooms, but it has stood empty since Hurricane Hugo hit in 1989. To reach its front door, people place their foot on top of a discarded amplifier used as a step. Inside, the building serves as storage for old sound equipment, chairs, ladders, rugs ...
Silva told the Washington Blade as Labiosa, Bonilla, Staples, Fingal and Nelson placed adult diapers and bed sheets into bags at the house that he was on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands when Hurricane Hugo devastated the island. “It was a horrible experience,” said Silva. “I couldn't believe it could be ...
“Anything we can do to help is what we're shooting for,” said Jarvis, who is the chairman for the event. The national fund provides up to $3,000 in assistance for qualified family members and $10,000 for posts. The fund started as a response to Hurricane Hugo, which devastated parts of the United States in ...
He was also active in a volunteer capacity supporting the Town of Mount Pleasant after Hurricane Hugo. A first-time candidate, Mahoney has been involved in local politics most of his life including service as a poll manager for Charleston County and a term on the Mount Pleasant Municipal Election ...
Too, a once-common sight may be swept away by a severe storm, such as the Spanish moss on the coast after Hurricane Hugo. The moss returned, as do plants and animals forcibly removed from their chosen ground by storm or fire. So it is that returning to places I've been before is usually exciting. So too ...
It washed up on the side of the road after Hurricane Hugo and turned into a regular institution. It was both a community bulletin board — announcing birthdays and anniversaries — and a canvas for local artists. You never knew what you might see on the boat; the message changed every day. Every hour.
CLARK, Ray Chappell, 90, of Mount Pleasant, a retired Navy lieutenant commander, former director of public works with Charleston County School District, former staff engineer with the City of Charleston's Disaster Recovery Hurricane Hugo, former chief engineer with the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia Ministry ...
Jack Alterman. Berlin kept the store afloat when national retail chains began dominating the industry in the '70s and '80s, and helped it survive after Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston in 1989. His daughter, Ellen, and son, Steven, took over the store when he retired. His daughter Elaine is the accountant for the ...
The boat became an unofficial landmark for Folly after Hurricane Hugo washed it up next to the road in 1989. Since then, it was repainted with different messages weekly, sometimes daily, until it was washed away by Tropical Storm Irma in September. Governments have wrestled to respond to public calls ...
While no one owns the boat, the City of Folly unofficially adopted it after Hurricane Hugo. But the process this time around is not exactly fluid. Council member DJ Rich said there's a lot of red tape, requiring permits with the Department of Transportation. “There are a little more restrictions with DOT than before. Before it was ...
Folly Beach City council will discuss a resolution regarding the famous Folly Boat. The boat landed along the edge of America during Hurricane Hugo where it remained for decades until Hurricane Irma displaced it. Ever since, the boat has been in a legal limbo. The boat landed at Chris John's home, destroying his dock.
Problem was, Hurricane Hugo blew through in 1989, and falling trees ruptured many pens, setting even more coyotes loose. Today, because of expanding cities and a growing coyote population, the animals are being spotted more and more in urban areas. Most often those neighborhoods abut natural ...
Hurricane Hugo struck them in 1989, causing catastrophic physical and economic damage, particularly on the island of St. Croix. Again, in 1995, the territory was again struck by Hurricane Marilyn, killing eight people and causing more than $2 billion in damage. Hurricanes Bertha, Georges, Lenny, and ...
Charleston, S.C., experienced near-record snowfall, with more than 5 inches. South Carolina Public Radio's Victoria Hansen says, "The last time Charleston saw so much snow was Dec. 23, 1989 — a white Christmas just months after Hurricane Hugo caused so much damage. Then, the city got 6 inches.".
The Houston police officer was a child in north central Puerto Rico when Hurricane Hugo wreaked havoc on his community. After Hurricane Harvey dumped 51 inches of rain on Houston, he could barely catch his breath before two other hurricanes pummeled Puerto Rico, where most of his family still lives.
They're a scrappy, can-do lot by nature. Besides, hurricanes are in the school's DNA. After Hurricane Hugo battered Charleston in 1989, preservation groups leaped into action, assessing historic-district damage and collecting donations for repairs, only to find that there weren't enough old-school craftsmen—in Charleston ...
During Hurricane Hugo, Plum Island had one foot of flooding at its highest point. "It didn't inundate the basins," said Don Benjamin, assistant director of Engineering & Construction. "But there was water on the entire island." As the sea level rises — the city anticipates about 2½ feet of rise by the end of this ...
The Gadsden development is part of a property roughly the size of Marion Square that had been the site of a low-income housing project damaged by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The city demolished the homes in 1992 because of pollution discovered in the soil from a former coal tar gasification plant nearby.
Arden Inabinette and her husband lived creekside in Murrells Inlet in 1989 when Hurricane Hugo devastated the South Carolina coast. She remembers strangers driving up to her house and offering to help. When St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands was decimated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in a two-week ...
Based on job loss estimates, the U.S. Virgin Islands has weathered similar setbacks — losing about 6.2 percent of jobs after Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 and 9.4 percent of jobs in the wake of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, according to the briefing. The metro New Orleans economy suffered what is believed to be a ...
My most vivid memories of that time include swimming in the ocean at night during St. John's Eve (one of Puerto Rico's biggest festivals), developing a serious crush on the shaggy-haired members of the band Poison, and experiencing Hurricane Hugo, which ripped into the island on Sept. 19, 1989, and ...
The crumbling wall along a mile of Murray Boulevard was built a century ago and has weathered several major floods and severe storms, including the devastating Hurricane Hugo in 1989. "This is first a repair project for a seawall that is not failing — It has failed," Seekings said. "We have to do it quickly.".
Wednesday's wintry weather was the first significant snowfall since 2010, and became the third-largest single-day snowfall record in Charleston, behind the record Christmas snowfall set months after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and the second-place snowfall set during the blizzard of 1973. The latest figures ...
We're going to make sure the staff is prepared with proper protection equipment so they can go into areas that are probably mold infested." Centeno is from Puerto Rico and lived through Hurricane Hugo, and shared Hugo is small compared to Hurricane Maria. She is expecting to see Katrina-like damages when she arrives ...
Throughout his career, the FIU research meteorologist has own more than 400 missions into the eyes of storms for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Among those was 1989's Hurricane Hugo, which ravaged the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and parts of the southeast United States.
Months earlier, in mid-September, Hurricane Hugo made landfall just north of Charleston as a ferocious Category 4 storm, resulting in dozens of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage. As the snowstorm blew into town, the temperature plummeted well below freezing, with a high of 20 degrees in ...
Hurricane Hugo put the boat along Folly Road. Tropical storm Irma moved it to mud flats off Sol Legare Road. By any standard, the vessel was a homely piece of junk. Yet locals transformed it into a thing of homespun beauty with colorful painted messages of love and hope. Marriage proposals, weddings ...
The latest restoration of the bells was in 1993 after Hurricane Hugo. They are the second oldest church bells in North America and were produced by the oldest running company in England. St. Michael's is also home to the oldest clock of its kind in North America. Just up Broad Street from St. Michael's is St. Phillip's on ...
In 1989, on the heels of Hurricane Hugo, record-breaking cold set the stage for the only white Christmas most people in Horry County can remember. The unexpected storm paralyzed coastal areas of South Carolina and North Carolina and left thousands of people scrambling to rearrange their holiday ...
This event was the largest snowstorm in history for the southeastern United States, and coincidentally slammed South Carolina just months after September's Hurricane Hugo. "This snowstorm is noteworthy for it's one-two punch of impressive coastal snowfall totals combined with record cold temperatures," says SkyWACH ...


 

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