Satellite image of Hurricane Floyd. It was a very powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the east coast of the United States. It was the sixth named storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season.
Hurricane Andrew (1992) I took Air Force One and the president into the fray. The Florida governor didn't let the president respond immediately for what I thought were political reasons - putting politics in front of people. ?!
September 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo. As darkness fell on the 21st, Hugo had grown to huge Category 4 hurricane with 135 mph winds. Its target: the South Carolina coast near Charleston, at Sulllivan's Island. At 11:57 pm on the 21st, Hugo made landfall on Sullivan's Island. It was the strongest hurricane on record to hit South Carolina, and the second strongest hurricane (since reliable records began in 1851) to hit the U.S. East Coast north of Florida.