|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 25, 1954|
|Dissipated||September 1, 1954|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h) |
|Lowest pressure||957 mbar (hPa); 28.26 inHg|
|Damage||$460 million (1954 USD)|
|Areas affected||Bahamas, North Carolina, New York, New England, southern Quebec|
|Part of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season|
Retirement[change | change source]
Hurricane Carol was later retired (meaning it was not used for any more hurricanes afterwards) due to the impact in New England. The name "Carol" was the first name to be retired from the Atlantic hurricane name lists.
References[change | change source]
- Michael A Grammatico (2003). "Hurricane Carol - August 31, 1954". Geocities.com. Retrieved 2006-11-04.
- Eric S. Blake, Jerry D. Jarrell, Max Mayfield, and Edward N. Rappapor (2005). "The Costliest United States Tropical Cyclones from 1851 to 2004" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 6 November 2006.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Hurricane Carol at Wikimedia Commons