Strengthening within the last few twelve hours before landfall made Hugo a Category 4 hurricane in the coastline.

Strengthening within the last few twelve hours before landfall made Hugo a Category 4 hurricane in the coastline.

Hurricane Hugo 1989 This classic Cape Verde hurricane was initially detected as a wave that is tropical through the coastline of Africa on September 9. going steadily westward, the device became a tropical depression the following day, a tropical storm regarding the 11th, and a hurricane from the 13th. Hugo switched west-northwest on September 15 because it became a Category 5 hurricane. It absolutely was still a Category 4 hurricane whenever center relocated through the Leeward isles and St. Croix, USVI, together with eighteenth. Switching northwestward, the middle passed over the eastern end of Puerto Rico on September 19. This basic movement would carry on with a few acceleration until Hugo made landfall simply north of Charleston, sc on 22 September.

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