Documentary Film: Hurricane Hugo: Storm of the Century
The 2022 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the South Carolina ETV film, Hurricane Hugo: Storm of the Century. Hurricane Hugo made landfall north of Charleston sometime around midnight September 22, 1989. A category 4 storm, Hugo caused significant damage along the South Carolina coast. The Grand Strand saw 12 foot high walls of water and almost every business along the coast had damage or was destroyed, including three piers in Myrtle Beach. It’s estimated that at the time, Hugo caused around $7 billion worth of damage to the area. This film explores the impact of Hugo five years after it hit South Carolina.
The free film screening begins at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.