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Waves & Surf, Wind, Hurricanes, Hurricane damage, Daily weather diary, August Weather Events, Storm Surge
Asset ID: 5535
|Title: Weather Diary 27 August 1893|
Concept: Deadly Storm Surge.
Detail: Virtually any spot on the Gulf or Atlantic coastline is
susceptible to severe hurricanes. In 1893, a hurricane slammed onshore
along the South Carolina coast sending a storm surge inland, drowning over 1,000 people.
This was only 12 years after both the
ports of Savannah and Charleston were severely damaged by another major
hurricane which killed 335. Hurricane Hugo also devastated the general area in 1989.
There is no reason to suspect that one could not occur again. With the
rapid utilization of coastal areas in these states for recreation and
other activities, this poses a serious potential threat if hurricane
effects are not incorporated into the overall developmental plans.