List of New England hurricanes
Hurricanes and tropical storms have been recorded in New England since the 17th century. But such storms have hit the region since long before then. The New England States are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Before 19th century[change | change source]
November 1, 1778: A late-season hurricane struck Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It killed 50-70 people.
19th century[change | change source]
The 1804 Snow hurricane affected certain areas of New England. It generated snow in some parts of the Northeastern U.S.
September 4, 1821: The 1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane cut through western New England. The storm killed 17 people.
September 8, 1869: A Category 3 hurricane struck Rhode Island. It caused several deaths in the New England region.
20th century[change | change source]
September 14-15, 1944: The 1944 Great Atlantic hurricane hit east central New England at the Connecticut-Rhode Island border. It was a Category 1 storm when it struck. Damage across Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard was worse than the 1938 hurricane. There was also severe wind damage in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Twenty-eight people were killed by the storm in New England.
September 11, 1954: Hurricane Edna struck Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard as a Category 2 hurricane. Twenty people were killed. Damage was over $40 million.
September 2, 1996: Hurricane Edouard passed just offshore as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm killed two people.
21st century[change | change source]
November 3, 2007: Hurricane Noel created hurricane force wind gusts in New England.
September 2010: Hurricane Earl produced heavy rain and high winds across eastern New England. The storm caused minimal damage.
August 27-28, 2011: Hurricane Irene moved into west-central New England as a strong tropical storm. Irene produced high winds, heavy rain and flooding in the region. The storm killed 16 people. The damage was in the billions of dollars.
October 28-29, 2012: Hurricane Sandy affected New England with outer rain bands and high winds. Five people were killed in New England.
October 29-30, 2017: Tropical Storm Philippe, combined with an extratropical system, resulted in around 1.2 million power outages. No people were killed.
References[change | change source]
- "1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane". Science and Society. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- The Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1976 (Report). NOAA. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- "30th Anniversary of Hurricane Gloria". The Hurricane Research Division. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- "Hurricane Bob". Hurricanes, Blizzards and Noreasters. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- Tropical Storm Hanna (Report). NOAA. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- Hurricane Irene Report (PDF) (Report). NOAA. Retrieved July 18, 2018.