Hurricane Hugo One Year Later

by Benjamin Sell, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC 29634-0911,
Peter R. Sparks, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC 29634-0911,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-795-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-795-0 (ISBN-10), 1991, Soft Cover, Pg. 302

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Conference information: A Symposium and Public Forum | Charleston, South Carolina, United States | September 13-15, 1990

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Hurricane Hugo, which made landfall on September 21, 1989, was the first serious storm to cross the South Carolina coast in over 30 years. During this period, the coastal areas had grown rapidly. Hugo was a severe storm, but over most of the affected area, the wind speeds and flooding were at or below the design levels. Despite this, damage exceeded six billion dollars. This proceedings, Hurricane Hugo One Year Later, contains papers presented in Charleston, South Carolina, September 13-15, 1990. They are on selected topics chosen to give a coherent picture of the overall storm and its impact. There are discussions about the size and severity of Hugo, as well as its effect on buildings, marinas, utilities, and other facilities and includes first hand accounts of the storm from individuals who did not evacuate. Also included are papers relating the effectiveness of personnel actions, the evacuation process, building codes and standards, the media, and the recovery process.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Storms | Evacuation | Standards and codes | Wind speed | Floods | Hydraulic design | Buildings | South Carolina | United States


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