Lunatic Wind: Surviving the Storm of the Century

Lunatic Wind: Surviving the Storm of the Century

by William Price Fox
     
 
In late September of 1989, South Carolina was a sleepy southern state drowsing complacently in the late summer heat. No one was ready for what would happen the night of September 21, when the most destructive hurricane of the twentieth century slammed ashore, packing winds of over 135 mph, pushing a 20-foot tidal surge, and leaving behind it a trail of death and

Overview

In late September of 1989, South Carolina was a sleepy southern state drowsing complacently in the late summer heat. No one was ready for what would happen the night of September 21, when the most destructive hurricane of the twentieth century slammed ashore, packing winds of over 135 mph, pushing a 20-foot tidal surge, and leaving behind it a trail of death and devastation hundreds of miles wide.

In "Lunatic Wind," author William Price Fox brings to vivid life the terrifying night of Hurricane Hugo. Mixing factual reporting with the expert storytelling of a novelist, Fox's unique docudrama recreates what it was like for the people caught in the "Storm of the Century" -- two teenage surfers who must swim for their lives as a beach cottage disintegrates around them, a father searching for his sons, a shrimp-boat captain who decides to ride out the storm in tiny McClellanville Harbor and becomes the only eyewitness to a town's destruction, and over 1,000 men, women, and children trapped in a high school gym, desperately trying to keep their heads above the rising flood.

Intercut with gripping action and survival stories are excursio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945575429
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.77(h) x 0.92(d)

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