North Carolina Hurricanes

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North Carolina Hurricanes

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This booklet 1972 provides a listing of all tropical storms (known to the authors) which have struck North Carolina, had any appreciable effect on the state, or passed close enough offshore to have been a serious threat to the coastal area. The decision as to whether some early storms met these criteria for listing was made rather subjectively, since information as to both path and effects as at times scanty. Where available, information on wind speed experienced in connection with the storm is given. Prior to 1870, no actual measurements were made so only descriptive statements as could be gleaned from news accounts are given.