A Look Back on Hurricane Hugo’s Devastation

Directly after Hurricane Hugo in 1989, Publisher Bill Macchio revealed his limited-edition magazine entitled “Hurricane Hugo: Storm of the Century” to residents of Mount Pleasant and the surrounding islands. Take a sneak peek at some of the articles here, and then head over to our website, mountpleasantmagazine.com, to continue reading these awe-inspiring, sometimes heart-breaking, accounts of the few days following Charleston’s stormy enemy.

Unwelcome Visit

If Sullivan’s Island Police Sgt. David J. Price could erase a period of his life, he would certainly eliminate the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October 1989. During those four weeks, Price lost 99 percent of his worldly possessions, protected a devastated jurisdiction, shared the grief and sorrow of …[Read More…]

The Voyage Back

It’s 8 a.m., Sept. 25, four days after Hurricane Hugo. Following an allnight drive from Atlanta, I’ve boarded the harbor-tour boat at Patriots Point for a return to the devastated Isle of Palms. Standing there in a gloomy downpour of rain, we’re a ragtag crowd gathered from all points of shelter. …[Read More…]

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