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C A T E G O R Y :  4
D E A T H S :  29
D A M A G E :  $10.4 billion
                           (in 1998 dollars)
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Hugo struck Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 21, 1989, and was ranked a Category 4 hurricane. Hugo caused more than $10.4 billion in damage (in 1998 dollars), making it the second costliest Atlantic hurricane to ever hit the United States.
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  CBS Evening News with Dan Rather Sept. 22, 1989, with a sample of Hugo's power and fury