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Residents share stories of worry, persistence and resilience during 1989 storm

Hurricane Hugo slammed into the Carolinas on Sept. 22, 1989. On the 25th anniversary of the storm, the Observer talked with residents across the Charlotte region who lived and worked in the area when the storm hit.

Rare Charlotte hurricane made history
Map: Hurricane Hugo hits the Carolinas
Retro Charlotte: Hurricane Hugo aftermath
CLTHugo: Readers share photos, memories
Interactive: Storm's path, damages (Requires flash)
Rock Hill Herald: 25 years after Hugo, area reflects on lessons learned
The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News: Let the memories serve as a reminder to be prepared
The State (Columbia): Hugo: How it changed South Carolina
Past Times: Hurricane Hugo hit 25 years ago
A retrospective from WBTV, the Observer's media partner.

Video: Hugo vs. the Carolinas
America's view of hurricanes changes since Hugo