Hurricane Bob

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Hurricane Bob
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Bob approaching New England
Formed August 16, 1991
Dissipated August 20, 1991
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Lowest pressure 950 mbar (hPa); 28.05 inHg
Fatalities 15 direct, 2 indirect
Damage $1.5 billion (1991 USD)
Areas affected North Carolina, Mid-Atlantic states, New England and Atlantic Canada
Part of the 1991 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Bob struck North Carolina and southeast New England during August 1991. It was caused by a tropical depression in the Bahamas, which came inland and turned into a hurricane. Bob took 18 lives, injured 190 and created $1.5 billion in damage. The storm was one of the worst hurricanes to impact the New England during the 20th Century, the 1938 hurricane being the worst of them. Bob was strong for a Category 3 hurricane.