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Hydrologic aspects of Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina, September 1989

Hydrologic Atlas 733

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Abstract

Hurricane Hugo, with winds in excess of 135 miles per hour(mi/h), made landfall near Charleston, S.C., early on the morning of September 22, 1989. It was the most destructive hurricane ever experienced in South Carolina. The storm caused 35 deaths and $7 billion in property damage in South Carolina (Purvis, 1990).
This report documents some hydrologic effects of Hurricane Hugo along the South Carolina coast. The report includes maps showing storm-tide stage and profiles of the maximum storm-tide stages along the outer coast. Storm-tide stage frequency information is presented and changes in beach morphology and water quality of coastal streams resulting from the storm are described.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic aspects of Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina, September 1989
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
733
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1995
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description:
5 maps on 3 sheets ;56 x 56 cm. or smaller, sheets 84 x 107 cm. or smaller, folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.
Country:
United States
State:
South Carolina
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N