|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 6, 1976|
|Dissipated||August 15, 1976|
|(Extratropical after August 10)|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 120 mph (195 km/h) |
|Lowest pressure||957 mbar (hPa); 28.26 inHg|
|Damage||$100 million (1976 USD)|
|Areas affected||North Carolina, Mid-Atlantic states, New England, and Atlantic Canada|
|Part of the 1976 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Belle was a Category 3 Atlantic tropical cyclone in August 1976. The storm, at one point, had winds around 120 miles per hour (190 kilometres per hour) before it moved northward up the East Coast of the United States.
The storm formed on August 6; it became Tropical Storm Belle on August 7. Later on August 7, it became a hurricane. On August 9, Belle's winds peaked at 120 miles per hour (190 kilometres per hour).
On the morning of August 10, Belle came ashore as a minimal hurricane near Jones Beach on Long Island, New York. Just after crossing the Long Island Sound, it came ashore as a strong tropical storm near Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut.
Belle took twelve lives when it struck the East Coast of the United States. Damage was $100 million.
References[change | change source]
- "Tropical Cyclones in 1976". The American Meteorological Society. Retrieved Feb 1, 2018.