Museum Matinee: Hurricane Hugo: Storm of the Century
The Horry County Museum’s 2020 Documentary Film Series continues with a free screening of 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 film will be shown September 23rd at 1 p.m. at the Horry County Museum in Conway.