The Facts About Hurricane Hugo - What It Was, What It Wasn't and Why It Caused So Much Damage

by Peter R. Sparks, Clemson Univ, Clemson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hurricane Hugo One Year Later

Abstract: This paper summarizes the information presented at a public forum in Charleston, SC on September 15, 1990. Wind and surge conditions are described, the extent of damage to buildings and utilities is reviewed and the reasons for their poor performance are discussed.

Subject Headings: Damage (structural) | Hurricanes and typhoons | Building codes | Storm surges | Stormwater management | Information management | Water supply systems | Wind engineering | Public information programs | South Carolina | North America | United States | Charleston (South Carolina)

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