Here Comes Hugo – September 21, 1989
Hurricane season – and no different for September 21st in 1989 as it has been in other years.
The Carolinas were expected to be the big target, as the Hurricane was yet to make landfall as of this broadcast. Packing 110 mile an hour winds, the Hurricane was expected to reach land sometime in the evening with a storm surge of about 10 feet. Weather Service warnings were posted and residents were urged to get to higher ground immediately.
In other news, a Boeing 737 taking off from New York’s La Guardia airport, bound for Charlotte North Carolina crashed in the East River, killing 2 and critically injuring 3 others as the plane broke into three sections on impact.
And a court in Maryville Tennessee awarded temporary custody of 7 frozen embryos to Mary Sue Davis, a divorced woman who wanted them in an attempt to have a test tube baby.
And that’s a small slice of what went on, this September 21, 1989 as reported by The CBS World News Roundup.