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NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
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Hurricane waves striking sea wall
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Sixteen feet of storm surge struck the Florida Panhandle during Hurricane Eloise
Florida Panhandle September 23, 1975
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Storm surge along the New England coast
Connecticut August 31, 1954
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Artist's rendition of a satellite view of a hurricane
Atlantic Ocean
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Hurricane tracks from 1886-1969
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Artist's rendition of "safe" people in high-rise observing storm surge
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Tracks of Camille and the Labor Day Storm of 1935 The two deadliest storms of the Twentieth Century
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Historic home to be used as Episcopal High School This school was scheduled to open in September 1969
Mississippi Gulf Coast Summer 1969
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Historic home destroyed by Hurricane Camille All that was left was the front steps
Mississippi Gulf Coast September 1969
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Homes on the waterfront on the Florida Panhandle before Hurricane Eloise
Florida Panhandle 1975
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Same homes as previous photograph after Hurricane Eloise
Florida Panhandle Late September 1975
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Richeliu Apartments before Hurricane Camille Substantial appearing building chosen as site of hurricane party
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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Richeliu Apartments after Hurricane Camille 30 out 32 people having a "hurricane party" died here Richeliu Apartments found to be poorly constructed Probably wouldn't have mattered how good the construction 20 to 25 feet of storm surge devastated all in its path here
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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The condominium complex "Latitude 29" This building was brand new but destroyed by Hurricane Eloise
Florida Panhandle Late September, 1975
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Remains of a house built on a concrete slab Home destroyed by Hurricane Eloise, a Category 3 storm
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Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale with Florida examples By comparison Hurricane Andrew in 1992 was a Category 4 storm
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Hurricane pounding New England coast
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Beach-front community prior to Hurricane Carol
Connecticut, Crescent Beach August 31, 1954
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Beach-front community after Hurricane Carol
Connecticut, Crescent Beach August 31, 1954
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Graphical presentation of storm surge accompanying Hurricane Camille Note Pass Christian
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Trinity Episcopal Church was built in 1849 Before Hurricane Camille
Pass Christian, Mississippi 1960's
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The remains of Trinity Episcopal Church after Hurricane Camille
Pass Christian, Mississippi Late August, 1969
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Remains of a house built on a concrete slab Home destroyed by Hurricane Eloise, a Category 3 storm
Florida Panhandle Late September, 1975
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Major hurricanes striking the United States coastline 1941-1950 Note concentration of storms on Florida
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Major hurricanes striking the United States coastline 1951-1960 Note concentration of storms on East Coast
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Major hurricanes striking the United States coastline 1961-1980 Note concentration of storms on Gulf Coast
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Major hurricanes striking the United States coastline 1981-1990 Note lack of concentration of storms in any particular area
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The track of Hurricane Hugo
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Hugo on September 13, 1989 Storm beginning to develop far out in the tropical Atlantic Ocean Wind speed is now 75 mph
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Hurricane Hugo on September 14, 1989 Storm 400 miles from Lesser Antilles Wind speed was now 75 mph making Hugo a minimal hurricane
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Hurricane Hugo on September 15, 1989 Storm 300 miles from Lesser Antilles
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Hurricane Hugo on evening of September 15, 1989 Storm just east of Martinique - 918 mb low Category 5 on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale at this time
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Hurricane Hugo early morning of September 17, 1989 Hugo, now a Category 4 storm, was centered over Guadeloupe
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Visible spectra satellite image of Hurricane Hugo on September 17, 1989 Hugo, now a Category 4 storm, was centered over Montserrat
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Hurricane Hugo evening of September 17, 1989 The eye of storm is approaching St. Croix, just to the northwest Storm is Category 4 on Saffir-Simpson Scale at this time
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Hurricane Hugo morning of September 18, 1989 Hugo was centered near the northeast tip of Puerto Rico The storm had weakened to a Category 3 on Saffir-Simpson at this time
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Visible spectra satellite image of Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989 At 10:30 A.M. EDT Hugo was relatively weak and just approaching Category 3 Storm approaching landfall on the coast of South Carolina
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Visible spectra satellite image of Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989 At 6:00 P.M EDT, Hugo had now strengthened explosively to a Category 4 Tropical storm winds and rising waters were already battering the coast Preparations and evacuation had to be completed by this time
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Charleston NWS radar image of Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989 The eye was now about 75 miles southeast of Charleston with a 30-mile diameter The eyewall with the strongest winds was only 50 miles from the coast
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Digitized Charleston WSR-57 radar image of Hugo with superimposed winds Real-time winds measured onboard NOAA research aircraft flying into Hugo Wind velocity transmitted to NHC through a satellite link as eyewall hit coast Sustained winds of 155 mph at 10,000 feet and 135 mph at surface Higher gusts were estimated in area of landfall
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Enhanced infrared imagery of Hurricane Hugo morning of September 18, 1989 The eye is over the coast near Charleston, South Carolina
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Digitized Charleston WSR-57 radar image of Hugo with superimposed winds Note strongest winds well east of Charleston near Bulls Bay This area experienced Category 4 Hurricane conditions Charleston only experienced Category 2 Hurricane conditions Regardless, $9 billion damage done by Hugo on South Carolina coast
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Digitized Charleston WSR-57 radar image of Hugo with superimposed winds Hugo had passed well inland at this time but still remained quite dangerous
September 22, 1989
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Damage to new condominium and effect of airborne debris on downstream houses Hurricane Hugo
North end of St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Late September, 1989
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Collapsed oil tanks at Hess Oil Refinery on St. Croix Tanks collapsed because of wind pressure causing oil spill Hurricane Hugo
St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Late September, 1989
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Severe housing damage near the airport on Culebra Hurricane Hugo
Puerto Rico Late September, 1989
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Damage to conventional housing at Luquillo Notice second floor wall blown in Hurricane Hugo
Puerto Rico Late September, 1989
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Damage to small vessels at Roosevelt Roads Naval Base Hurricane Hugo
Puerto Rico Late September, 1989
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Channel on left was location of fishing vessels before being deposited on land Hurricane Hugo
McClellanville, South Carolina Late September, 1989
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Atlantic House Restaurant at Folly Beach before Hurricane Hugo
Late September, 1989

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