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Hurricane Destruction in South Carolina

Hell And High Water

By Tom Rubillo

In late September 1989, South Carolina was rocked by the colossal force of Hurricane Hugo. A category four hurricane, Hugo devastated the coast and other regions of the state, claiming dozens of lives and causing billions of dollars in damage. Hugo was the Palmetto State’s most destructive natural disaster in recent memory, but the story of that storm is only part of the larger history of hurricanes in South Carolina.

Hurricane Destruction in South Carolina: Hell and High Water examines more than thirty major hurricanes that have struck the state since the 1800s, offering a revealing look at the destruction and loss that results from these violent manifestations of nature’s power. Author Tom Rubillo brings to bear a breadth of research and incorporates first-person accounts of the storms and the struggle of survivors forced to rebuild in the wake of tremendous losses. Hell and High Water is at once a history of the damage wrought by the fury of hurricanes and a reminder that the next great storm could be no more than a season away.

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Publish Date

2006

ISBN

1596291338


Format: Book
Author: Rubillo, Tom
Title: Hurricane destruction in South Carolina : hell and high water / Tom Rubillo.
Publisher Date: Charleston, S.C. : History Press, 2006.
Subject: Hurricanes -- South Carolina -- History.
Isbn: 1596291338 (alk. paper) 9781596291331 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 363.3492209757 Rub
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Format: Book
Author: Rubillo, Tom
Title: Hurricane destruction in South Carolina : hell and high water / Tom Rubillo.
Publisher, Date: Charleston, S.C. : History Press, 2006.
Description: 147 p., [18] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Hurricanes -- South Carolina -- History.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-147).
LCCN: 2006009442
ISBN: 1596291338 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781596291331 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 363.3492209757 Rub