Florida's Hurricane History

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UNC Press Books, 2007 - Nature - 407 pages
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The Sunshine State has an exceptionally stormy past. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes than any other state.
  

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Contents

BIRTH OF A HURRICANE
5
HURRICANE EFFECTS
11
STORM INTENSITY
13
WINDS
16
STORM SURGE
22
RAINFALL
25
TORNADOES
27
OTHER FACTORS
28
OCTOBER 1819 1944
163
SEPTEMBER 17 1947
170
OCTOBER 1112 1947
174
SEPTEMBER 2122 1948
180
OCTOBER 5 1948
181
AUGUST 2627 1949
182
THE MODERN ERA 19501999
185
BAKER AUGUST 3O31 1950
186

TRACKING THE STORMS
31
THE NAMING OF HURRICANES
35
EARLY FLORIDA HURRICANES 15461799
39
NINETEENTHCENTURY STORMS 180O1899
53
OCTOBER 6 1873
68
1876
69
1878
70
AUGUST 2931 1880
71
SEPTEMBER 91O 1882
72
1888
73
1893
74
1894
75
1896
76
1898
79
1899
81
HURRICANES IN THE SUNSHINE STATE 19OO1949
83
SEPTEMBER 1114 19O3
84
SEPTEMBER 27 1906
85
OCTOBER 1718 1906
89
OCTOBER 11 1909
91
OCTOBER 1718 191O
92
SEPTEMBER 4 1915
95
JULY 5 1916
96
OCTOBER 18 1916
97
SEPTEMBER 2829 1917
98
SEPTEMBER 91O 1919
99
OCTOBER 25 1921
103
SEPTEMBER 15 1924
108
JULY 2728 1926
110
SEPTEMBER 1821 1926
111
AUGUST 78 1928
126
SEPTEMBER 1617 1928
127
SEPTEMBER 283O 1929
140
SEPTEMBER 34 1933
142
SEPTEMBER 24 1935
144
NOVEMBER 4 1935
159
JULY 31 1936
160
OCTOBER 57 1941
161
EASY SEPTEMBER 37 1950
187
KING OCTOBER 1718 1950
190
FLORENCE SEPTEMBER 26 1953
193
FLOSSY SEPTEMBER 24 1956
194
DONNA SEPTEMBER 911 1960
195
CLEO AUGUST 2729 1964
210
DORA SEPTEMBER 911 1964
214
ISBELL OCTOBER 14 1964
220
BETSY SEPTEMBER 78 1965
221
ALMA JUNE 89 1966
228
INEZ OCTOBER 35 1966
231
GLADYS OCTOBER 1619 1968
234
ACNES JUNE 19 1972
235
ELOISE SEPTEMBER 23 1975
239
DAVID SEPTEMBER 34 1979
243
FREDERIC SEPTEMBER 12 1979
246
ELENA AUGUST 31SEPTEMBER 2 1985
251
KATE NOVEMBER 21 1985
255
FLOYD OCTOBER 12 1987
259
ANDREW AUGUST 2326 1992
260
ERIN AUGUST 13 1995
283
OPAL OCTOBER 4 1995
287
EARL SEPTEMBER 3 1998
296
GEORGES SEPTEMBER 25 1998
298
IRENE OCTOBER 1516 1999
304
THE NEW MILLENNIUM 20002006
307
CHARLEY AUGUST 13 2OO4
308
FRANCES SEPTEMBER 56 2OO4
318
IVAN SEPTEMBER 16 2OO4
324
JEANNE SEPTEMBER 2527 2OO4
335
DENNIS JULY 10 2OO5
345
KATRINA AUGUST 2529 2OO5
349
WILMA OCTOBER 24 2OO5
357
THE NEXT GREAT STORM
369
APPENDIX
383
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
387
INDEX
393
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About the author (2007)

Jay Barnes is director of development for the North Carolina Aquarium Society. He has worked with the Aquariums since 1980, and he was director of the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for more than twenty years. He is a graduate of N.C. State University's College of Design, and holds a master's degree in advertising from Syracuse University. He is author of several books and articles on hurricanes, including North Carolina's Hurricane History (UNC Press), now in its third edition, Florida's Hurricane History (UNC Press), now in its second edition, and Faces From the Flood: Hurricane Floyd Remembered (UNC Press), co-authored by State Treasurer Richard Moore. Barnes lives in Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.

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