Facing approaching Hermine, the NYC area has been hit by Category 3 hurricanes Carol (1954), Donna (1960), Gloria (1985) and Category 1 Belle (1976), not to mention sub-tropical but destructive Sandy.
PALM COAST, FL – September 3, 2016 – Thanks to Tim and Sara Hale for finding an enlightening graphic from NOAA. Tim posted it on Coastal Cloud’s Facebook page to highlight the reason they chose Flagler County to locate their company’s headquarters and its largest cloud technology delivery center.
The graphic shows hurricane strikes over the past 65 years. The New York City area has been hit by Category 3 hurricanes Carol (1954), Donna (1960), Gloria (1985) and Category 1 Belle (1976), not to mention sub-tropical but destructive Sandy (2012).
Category 2 hurricane David bracketed Flagler County, striking near Melbourne and again near Savanah, GA in 1979. Flagler’s only close call came from Category 2 Dora when it struck north of St. Augustine in 1964. Strikes include hurricanes that did not make direct landfall but did produce hurricane force winds over land.
Meanwhile, tropical storm Hermine is headed up the east coast after making landfall near St. Marks, FL as a Category 1 hurricane. Hermine is expected to regain hurricane status once it nears the northeast where it is forecast to slow to a crawl and pound the Jersey Shore and Long Island with wind, rain and storm surges for several days.
If you are inclined toward prayer, please pray for those in Hermine’s path as well as those who suffered destruction in it’s wake.