CHARLESTON'S  TWO  STORMS



                             August 28,1893       

   August 27, 1911                     





   City, property and wharves          $350,000
  Fertilizer works           173,500
Charleston Mining Company               5,000
Railroads             30,000
Telephone and telegraph             36,500
Leads work             12,000
Shipping           150,000
Ashley River             60,500
Private property and churches           200,000
Miscellaneous           100,000


$150,000           Wharves
  200,000           Industries
  100,000           Floating property
  100,000           Consolidated Company
  100,000           Residences
    75,000           Stock
    50,000           Churches and schools
    50,000           Railroads
    50,000           Telegraph and telephone
  100,000           City and miscellaneous
    20,000           Charleston Navy Yard




Total      $1,162,500
$995,000           Total




  
  While the highest recorded velocity of the wind in the 1911 storm was 94 miles an hour - the anemometer having been wrecked - it is estimated that the maximum velocity was from 100 to 125 an hour, or a much higher velocity than the storm of 1893, which did greater damage. The total number of lives lost in the 1911 storm, in Charleston and vicinity, was 20.  (courtesy of Frank Moore)