List of New York hurricanes
The U.S. State of New York has been affected or hit by eighty-four tropical or subtropical cyclones since the 17th century. New York is in the northeastern U.S. on the East Coast. The strongest storm of all to hit the state was the 1938 New England hurricane. That storm also killed over 600 people.
1800-99[change | change source]
September 5, 1815: A hurricane moves over North Carolina. It then parallels the United States' East Coast. The storm causes a heavy rainstorm in New York.
September 3, 1821: The 1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane causes severe damage in Long Island. Storm surge is 13 feet. High winds cause a ship to crash. Seventeen people are killed in the shipwreck. There are 22 deaths total.
September 6, 1869: A hurricane brushes Long Island while hitting Rhode Island. Minimal damage results from the storm.
August 23-25, 1893: The 1893 New York hurricane hits New York City at the Brooklyn area. The storm is a Category 1 hurricane when it hits. Hog Island is washed away by the storm. Over 30 people are killed.
1900–49[change | change source]
August 25, 1933: The Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane produces just over six inches of rain in southeastern New York. Damage is not known.
September 20, 1936: Strong waves and storm surges from a powerful hurricane flood much of Long Beach Island in New York.
September 21, 1938: The 1938 New England hurricane hits at central Long Island at Suffolk County. The hurricane is a Category 3 when it hits. In New York, 60 deaths and hundreds of injuries are tied to the storm. Damage from the 1938 storm is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Between 500-700 people are killed in the United States by the hurricane.
1950–79[change | change source]
August 31, 1954: Hurricane Carol hits Long Island: She produces winds gusts near 120 miles per hour (mph). The storm is compact, so Long Island is largely not affected by Carol. Damage totals in New York are not known.
September 11, 1960: Hurricane Donna hits Long Island as a Category 2 hurricane. Sustained winds on eastern Long Island are 100 mph. Western Long Island has winds of 70 mph. Damage is very low. There are no deaths in New York from the storm.
1980–99[change | change source]
September 16, 1999: Hurricane Floyd causes severe flooding on Long Island. The storm kills two people. Damage is moderate in New York.
2000–present[change | change source]
September 6-7, 2008: Tropical Storm Hanna hits Long Island as a tropical storm. Other than downed trees, damage is mild.
Deadly storms[change | change source]
The following table includes all storms which caused fatalities in New York State.
|New England hurricane of 1938||1938||60|
|1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane||1821||17|
|1944 Great Atlantic hurricane||1944||6|
|Tropical Storm Cristobal||2002||3|
|Tropical Storm Beryl||1994||2|
|Tropical Storm Tammy||2005||1|
References[change | change source]
- "New England Snow Hurricane of 1804" (PDF). David Ludlum. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- "1821 Norfolk and Long Island Hurricane" (PDF). David Ludlum. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- The Great Hurricane of 1938 (Report). Boston Globe. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- The 1960 Monthly Weather Review (PDF) (Report). Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- "Hurricanes in History". NOAA. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- The 1976 Monthly Weather Review (Report). NOAA. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- Hurricane Gloria (Report). Geocities. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- Hurricane Bob Report (Report). NOAA. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- Tropical Storm Bertha (Report). NOAA Satellite. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- "Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts". CNN. Retrieved July 17, 2018.