25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida

In the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Category-Five Hurricane Andrew roared across southern Florida leaving behind a trail of devastation that stunned the nation.  Andrew was the first hurricane of this ferocity to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Camille in 1969, and repercussions of its landfall were felt in the world […]

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60th Anniversary of Hurricane Audrey

In the morning hours of June 27, 1957, Hurricane Audrey sent a 12-foot (3.7-m) storm surge over Cameron, Louisiana, as the storm lashed the area with 125 mph (205 km/hr) winds. Many residents were caught by surprise and had not evacuated, and the storm took some 400 lives. Audrey was an unusual June storm.  It […]

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20th Anniversary of Hurricane Lili

On October 18, 1996, Hurricane Lili slammed into Cuba with over 100 mph (160 km/hr) winds and heavy rains.  The storm, during its life cycle, would leave destruction from Central America to the British Isles. Lili formed from a tropical depression which developed on Oct. 15th in the typical breeding grounds for mid-October, the western […]

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90th Anniversary of the Great Miami hurricane

In the pre-dawn hours of September 18, 1926, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history roared into Miami, Florida.  If a comparable storm struck the same area today it would rank as the most expensive hurricane in the United States. The storm may have formed somewhere near the west coast of Africa in […]

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55th Anniversary of Hurricane Carla

  On September 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla made landfall at Port O’Connor, Texas, bringing storm surge, torrential rains, high wind gusts and tornadoes to northern Texas and Louisiana.  Carla was the first tropical cyclone to have its entire life history recorded by research flights. Carla formed from a persistent area of disturbed weather in the […]

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25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob

On August 19, 1991, Hurricane Bob brushed the tip of Long Island and came ashore in Rhode Island.  Although only a Category 2 hurricane at that time, Bob managed to rack up a sizable damage bill to become one of the costliest New England hurricanes. Bob formed from a disturbance that split from a frontal […]

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100th Anniversary of the Great New Orleans hurricane

Early on the morning of September 29, 1915, a major hurricane struck Grand Isle, LA, causing wide-spread damage throughout New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta region.  The storm was first detected when it passed through the Windward Islands on the evening of Sept. 21st.  The US Weather Bureau (USWB) was able to track the storms […]

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115th Anniversary of the Great Galveston Hurricane

On the evening of September 8, 1900, a major hurricane struck Galveston, Texas.  It became the deadliest hurricane to hit the United States and altered the city forever. The disturbance that formed the hurricane was first detected on August 27th by ships a thousand miles east of the Antilles.  It moved steadily westward and crossed […]

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