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Hurricane Hugo JPEG.JPG
After Hurricane Hugo ravaged the South Carolina coastline on September 21, 1989, many people and items were displaced from their homes. For example, this sail boat, called The Guppy, came to rest in the middle of Lockwood Drive, quite a distance from…

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Henry Ravenel, son of Huguenot emigrant Rene Ravenel and owner of Hanover Plantation, routinely documented significant events, both personal and financial, a habit he presumably inherited from observing his father keep detailed records of important…

Houston Daily Post.pdf
On August 27, 1900, a hurricane made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas. It destroyed the city of Galveston, Texas and killed between 7,000 and 12,000 people. This newspaper from nearby Houston, published 13 days after the Galveston hurricane made…

Roller coaster FEMA.jpg
Hurricane Sandy (also known as Superstorm Sandy) was one of the most costly hurricanes in U.S. history. Damage centered on the Middle Atlantic region, especially coastal New York and New Jersey. This roller coaster plunged into the Atlantic Ocean…

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This report from hurricane-devastated Galveston, Texas, appeared in The County Record, a newspaper in Williamsburg, South Carolina. The article includes graphic accounts of hurricane survivors, who told of persons looting dead bodies in the streets…

Pa Gaz 1772 St Croix relief.pdf
Proclamation of the Danish royal governor of the island of St Croix after the ruinous hurricane of 31 August-1 September 1772. Although hurricanes were common in the West Indies, this one was unusually severe. Governor Von Roepstorff estimated that…
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