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10 Destructive Hurricanes in Recent Times

Hurricane Hugo: September 1989

The strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Camille, Hugo struck near Charleston, South Carolina, as a category 4 storm with winds surpassing 135 miles per hour and a 20-foot storm surge. Hugo was also responsible for an estimated 85 deaths and $7 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane at the time.