The 1989 hurricane season had a total of 11 named tropical cyclones of which 7 attained hurricane strength.
Developing from a cluster of thunderstorms off the coast of Africa on September 9, 1989, Hugo steadily intensified into a tropical depression (southeast of the Cape Verde Islands) on 10 September, and then a Source NOAA-NHC.')" onmouseout="UnTip()">tropical storm on 11 September. Hurricane Hugo strengthened in the last 12 hours before Source NOAA-NHC.')" onmouseout="UnTip()">landfall, where it struck just north of Charleston, South Carolina, early on 22 September as a Category 4 hurricane.


In total, Hugo was responsible for 50 fatalities, including 21 in the United States, 5 in Puerto Rico, and 24 elsewhere in the Caribbean. Hurricane Hugo reached its maximum intensity as a Category 5 hurricane on September 15, 1989. Throughout its journey across eastern North America, they eye of Hugo had a diameter of 30 miles (48 km).


Hugo caused over 1 billion board-feet of lumber (70% of all lumber-quality trees) to fall in the Francis Marion National Forest located in South Carolina.



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