Hurricane Ione

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Hurricane Ione
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Ione 1955-09-19 weather map.jpg
September 19, 1955, weather map, featuring Ione
FormedSeptember 10, 1955
DissipatedSeptember 21, 1955
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 140 mph (220 km/h)
Lowest pressure938 mbar (hPa); 27.7 inHg
Fatalities7 direct
Damage$88 million (1955 USD)
Areas affectedLeeward Islands, North Carolina, Virginia, Newfoundland
Part of the 1955 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Ione was a strong, Category 4 hurricane that affected North Carolina in September 1955, bringing high winds and significant rainfall. It came on the heels of Hurricanes Connie and Diane, and compounded problems already caused by the two earlier hurricanes.