The Great Hurricanes of North Carolina
From the horrific Independence Hurricane of 1775, the most lethal storm to strike its coast, to the ruinous Hugo in September 1989, a path has been cut along the shores of the Tarheel State-a path not easily forgotten. Engagingly written and illustrated with historical photos that graphically depict the disastrous effects of these mighty storms, this book is a gripping read!
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The Independence Hurricane of 1775
The Great North Carolina Hurricane of 1815
Charlie Tiegens Hurricane of 1856
The San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899
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