September 1913 Storm News Files
|Click on image to enlarge
|Many older residents related a heavy downpour they received in September 1947 to the Storm of 1913. With the recent inundated rain in memory, the storm and its aftermath were recalled. Farmers were the hardest hit by the 1913 storm. It was predicted that many Beaufort County growers would find it difficult to finance a new start. The 1913 Mayor Kugler and Street Commissioner McDevett were praised for their work in getting things back toward normal. Another story from 1913 recounted how Captain E. H. Derrickson of the barge Berks was afloat on a raft for 24 hours after his barge sank between Gull rock and Bluff Shoal in Pamlico Sound.