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Hurricane Hugo hit Kershaw County 25 years ago
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The shelter over this gas pump island at a vacant gas station on White Pond Road in Elgin was ripped apart by Hurricane Hugo.
(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state. Hugo made landfall at Isle of Palms, struck Charleston and continued inland on its way to Charlotte, N.C., and beyond. Today, we reprint all of one story and part another that appeared on our front page on Monday, Sept. 25, 1989, the first edition the Chronicle-Independent was able to print with coverage of the hurricane’s effect on Kershaw County, especially in Camden and Elgin.) After waiting through a night of torrential rains and winds over 100 miles per hour, Kershaw County residents are picking up the pieces of their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo.