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Where did Hurricane Hugo hit?

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In 1989, Hurricane Hugo hit the northern portion of Puerto Rico and killed 12 people while doing approximately 2 billion dollars in damage before touching down in Charleston, South Carolina. Though the storm had gathered strength before reaching Charleston, the bulk of its damage was confined to a relatively unpopulated area.

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Hugo did significant coastal damage along North Carolina, but the rest of the eastern and southeastern portions of the United States were largely unaffected. The United States suffered over 7 billion dollars in property damage, which, at the time, made Hugo the most costly tropical cyclone in history. The winds of Hugo reached over 135 mph after it was upgraded from a Category 2 hurricane to a Category 4.

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