1989 - Hurricane Hugo

September 22, 1989  - Charlotte is caught unaware when Hurricane Hugo turns inland from the South Carolina coast and slams into the Queen City during the night. High winds uproot huge trees, tear the roofs off homes and knock down power lines across the region. It will take weeks to restore power and safety to some parts of town.

Power lines down - Hugo Downed trees
Hugo damage Clearing Debris
Damaged Home Collapsed Roof
Utility Workers Street Scene
Sidewalk scene Destroyed Tower
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