Hugo Facts
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Hugo had a devastating impact on the state of South Carolina – read the stats below to see just how much damage the storm left in its path.

  • According to FEMA – Hugo was one of the most devastating natural disasters of the decade
  • 26 people died as a direct result of Hugo
  • No power in the state of South Carolina east of I-95
  • 1.4 million residential and business customers in the Carolinas were without power
  • 24 of South Carolina’s 46 counties were declared disaster areas
  • $5 - $8 Billion in property loss statewide
  • $1.04 billion in timber losses
  • $222 million loss in farm building and machinery losses
  • $400 million to $1 billion in tourism losses
  • More than a quarter of a million people lost their jobs or their place of work
  • As many as 70,000 lost their homes
  • National Guard was called in and curfews were in place -- only authorized individuals could get into the hardest hit areas
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