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HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS
AFFECTING SOUTH CAROLINA 1920-1929




Year Dates
in S.C.
Landfall
Area
Category Storm Track Map Comments
1920 Sept. 22-23 Wilmington, NC H-1 Track Weakening tropical storm, rain squalls northwest S.C.
1924 16-Sep Panama City, FL H-1 Track Moved out to sea at Savannah, Ga.; along coast as TS. Winds and rain, lower S.C. coast.
1924 29-Sep Cedar Key, FL T.S. Track Northeast across coastal S.C. as extratropical storm.
1927 October 2-3 Savannah, GA T.S. Track 50 mph winds at Charleston, S.C.; rain.
1928 August 10-11 Melbourne, FL H-2 Track Passed northeast over S.C. Piedmont as extratropical storm; heavy rain, wind, two tornadoes.
1928 September 18 Melbourne, FL H-4 Track Recurved northeast across lower Coastal Plain, Jacksonville, Fla. to Greenville, N.C.. At hurricane strength into S.C.; TS into Pa. Five dead. 10-12 inches of rain; severe flooding; $4-6 million damage.
1929 October 1-2 Apalachicola, FL H-3 Track Entered S.C., Aiken area, as extratropical storm. Heavy rains on already-saturated soil caused severe flooding.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1870-1879.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1880-1889.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1890-1899.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1900-1909.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1910-1919.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1920-1929.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1930-1939.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1940-1949.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1950-1959.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1960-1969.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1970-1979.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1980-1989.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 1990-1999.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: 2000-2009.

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