Hurricane Hugo was a powerful Category 5 hurricane that struck Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, South Carolina and North Carolina in September of the 1989 Atlantic hurricane season, killing 82 people and leaving 100,000 homeless. At the time, Hurricane Hugo left the most damage for a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, although other storms have since caused more destruction. Hugo is currently the tenth costliest hurricane in the United States.
|Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 9, 1989|
|Dissipated||September 25, 1989|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 160 mph (260 km/h) |
|Lowest pressure||918 mbar (hPa); 27.11 inHg|
|Damage||$10 billion (1989 USD)|
|Areas affected||Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, most of eastern North America|
|Part of the 1989 Atlantic hurricane season|
The name Hugo was retired. The name Humberto has been used every six years since 1995 instead.