North Carolina's Hurricane History: Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy

North Carolina's Hurricane History: Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy

by Jay Barnes

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Overview

North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come. Featuring more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations, this book offers amazing stories of destruction and survival. While some are humorous and some tragic, all offer a unique perspective on the state's unending vulnerability to these storms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469608334
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 06/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 405,521
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Jay Barnes is director of development for the North Carolina Aquarium Society. He is author of four books on hurricanes, including Florida's Hurricane History, and often appears on media outlets such as The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, and The Discovery Channel.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A Hurricane Primer 7

2 Early North Carolina Hurricanes, 1524-1861 25

3 Tar Heel Tragedies, 1875-1900 31

September 17, 1876 32

October 22, 1878 34

August 18, 1879 34

September 9, 1881 38

1882 38

September 11, 1883 39

August 25, 1885 40

August 27-29, 1893 40

October 13, 1893 41

August 16-18, 1899 42

October 30-31, 1899 50

4 Hurricanes of the New Century, 1901-1950 55

November 13, 1904 56

September 17, 1906 56

September 3, 1913 56

July 14-16, 1916 55

September 18-19, 1928 62

October 1-2, 1929 62

August 22-23, 1933 63

September 15-16, 1933 65

September 18, 1936 70

August l, 1944 70

September 14, 1944 72

5 Hurricane Alley, 1951-1960 75

Barbara (August 13, 1953) 76

Carol (August 30, 1954) 77

Edna (September 10, 1954) 77

Hazel (October 15, 1954) 78

Connie (August 12, 1955) 108

Diane (August 17, 1955) 109

Ione (September 19, 1955) 113

Helene (September 27, 1958) 119

Donna (September 11, 1960) 220

6 The Modern Era, 1961-2000 131

Ginger (September 30-October 1, 1971) 132

Agnes (June 20-21, 1972) 133

David (September 5, 1979) 133

Diana (September 9-14, 1984) 134

Gloria (September 26-27, 1985) 137

Charley (August 17-18, 1986) 140

Hugo (September 21-22, 1989) 142

Emily (August 31, 1993) 150

Bertha (July 12-13, 1996) 156

Fran (September 5-6, 1996) 166

Bonnie (August 26-28, 1998) 196

Dennis (August 30-September 5, 1999) 204

Floyd (September 16, 1999) 210

7 The New Millennium, 2001-2012 249

Isabel (September 18, 2003) 250

Alex, Bonnie, Charley, Gaston, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne (2004) 260

Ophelia (September 14-15, 2005) 269

Irene (August 27, 2011) 272

Sandy (October 27-29, 2012) 284

8 Creatures in the Storm 295

9 The Next Great Storm 303

Resources 319

Acknowledgments 321

Index 325

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Find out just how vulnerable North Carolina has been to these powerful storms.--Greg Fishel, WRAL-TV meteorologist

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