Hurricane Hugo returns to Lowcountry 20 years later (updated)

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Nearly 20 years to the day, Hurricane Hugo is back felling trees and clogging communication lines.

Well, it is if you consider all the newsprint and media space being dedicated to the 20 anniversary of the storm that caused some $16.3 billion in damage in the U.S. (2006 dollars). 

The TV stations are all running reports, The State has a special section, and so does The Post and Courier.

If you want to relive the experience this is one of those times when you'd do well to just go out and buy the Sunday paper.

That said, The State's aerial video of the damage is worth a watch. And I did appreciate The Post and Courier's collection of stories it ran 20 years ago, and this photo of shrimping boats is pretty amazing.

NOAA also has a good page full of all the data you could ever want about Hugo.

And don't forget that today's Post and Courier coverage is just day one of three. So buckle in kiddies, this storm's just starting. 

We'll update here with interesting tidbits that we spot.

Update September 21:

NBC News 2 is airing a 30-minute special on the storm tonight, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Update September 21, 9 a.m.: I've just spotted an excellent video over at ETV.

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