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Hugo 30th - Effects on Agriculture

October 18, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Michael Collins
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In 1989, The River’s Farm was hit by Hurricane Hugo, causing over one million dollars damage to their crops, equipment, and home. Buddy Rivers recounts the terrifying moments during the storm, the aftermath, and the effects on agriculture in his community. Buddy River’s...

How Hurricane Hugo Shaped the Life of an Emergency Managment Director

September 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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There's a brief lull in the heavy rain that's hit Charleston as Hurricane Dorian lingers off the coast. The city's Emergency Managment Director Shannon Scaff takes a deep breath. He's about to interview live, nationally with The Weather Channel. He's also relieved. The...

When Hurricane Hugo Rocked the Piedmont

September 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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On Sept. 21, 1989, a lot of people in the Piedmont went to bed before the storm arrived. They knew it was on its way; some even knew about it hitting the coast. But hurricane or no hurricane, hurricanes don’t barrel across states and then make their way north, so most...

South Carolina state agencies partner to recognize 30 years since Hurricane Hugo

September 16, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) today announced a partnership to recognize 30 years since Hurricane Hugo impacted the state. On-air, SCETV plans to commemorate the landfall of...

Remembering Hurricane Hugo

September 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NOAA satellite infrared image of Hurrricane Hugo, 12:01 a.m., Sept. 22, 1989.

Thirty years ago this month, the strongest and most costly hurricane to strike South Carolina in the 20th century made landfall. Hurricane Hugo was a Category 4 storm when it came ashore just slightly north of Charleston, on Isle of Palms on September 22. The hurricane had...

85% of All Hurricane Activity Occurs After This Date

August 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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More than 85 percent of all hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin occurs after the middle of August. Some consider Aug. 15 as the “real” start to hurricane season. To others, like former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, it’s synonymous with the start of football season...

SC Lede Summer School: Hurricane Party

July 9, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Florence, seen here as a Category 3 storm on Sept. 12, 2018, approaches the East Coast.

This summer we're dedicating several episodes of South Carolina Lede to in-depth topics we felt needed futher exploration. On this first South Carolina Lede Summer School special, host Gavin Jackson examines the history of hurricanes in South Carolina. From Hurricane Hugo...

TWISC: Preparing For Hurricane Season

June 7, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Scott
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John Quagliariello, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, and Derrec Becker with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division discuss the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and look back at previous storms with host Gavin Jackson. Highlights: NOAA is forecasting...