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North Carolina"s hurricane history : updated with a decade of new storms from Isabel to Sandy /
Jay Barnes.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press., c2013.
description
335 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1469606526 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781469606521 (cloth : alk. paper)
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author
imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press., c2013.
isbn
1469606526 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781469606521 (cloth : alk. paper)
general note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-320) and index.
abstract
"North Carolina's hurricane history charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
9028494
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North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel state from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come.
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North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel state from the colonial era through Isabel, which rearranged portions of the Outer Banks in 2003, and 2011's Irene, one of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Find out just how vulnerable North Carolina has been to these powerful storms."--Greg Fishel, WRAL-TV meteorologist
"Packed with information. . . . Examines the lives and communities affected by hurricanes and the growth that makes them more economically devastating. . . . An intense and emotional narrative." - Coastwatch
"[This book] remains the only comprehensive history of hurricanes in the Tar Heel State, from the great storm of 1586. [This edition] adds the storms of the new millennium, including a long discussion of superstorm Sandy, which skirted our coast only to pound New York State and New Jersey." - Wilmington Star News
"This is a wonderful work of geography, history, and-for those who lived through some of these storms-maybe even a bit of nostalgia." - Durham Herald Sun
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Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"North Carolina's hurricane history charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel state from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come. Featuring more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations, this book offers amazing stories of destruction and survival. While some are humorous and some tragic, all offer a unique perspective on the state's unending vulnerability to these storms.
Main Description
North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel state from the colonial era through Isabel, which rearranged portions of the Outer Banks in 2003, and 2011's Irene, one of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come. Featuring more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations, this book offers amazing stories of destruction and survival. While some are humorous and some tragic, all offer a unique perspective on the state's unending vulnerability to these storms.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
A Hurricane Primerp. 7
Early North Carolina Hurricanes, 1524-1861p. 25
Tar Heel Tragedies, 1875-1900p. 31
September 17, 1876p. 32
October 22, 1878p. 34
August 18, 1879p. 34
September 9, 1881p. 38
p. 38
September 11, 1883p. 39
August 25, 1885p. 40
August 27-29, 1893p. 40
October 13, 1893p. 41
August 16-18, 1899p. 42
October 30-31, 1899p. 50
Hurricanes of the New Century, 1901-1950p. 55
November 13, 1904p. 56
September 17, 1906p. 56
September 3, 1913p. 56
July 14-16, 1916p. 55
September 18-19, 1928p. 62
October 1-2, 1929p. 62
August 22-23, 1933p. 63
September 15-16, 1933p. 65
September 18, 1936p. 70
August l, 1944p. 70
September 14, 1944p. 72
Hurricane Alley, 1951-1960p. 75
Barbara (August 13, 1953)p. 76
Carol (August 30, 1954)p. 77
Edna (September 10, 1954)p. 77
Hazel (October 15, 1954)p. 78
Connie (August 12, 1955)p. 108
Diane (August 17, 1955)p. 109
Ione (September 19, 1955)p. 113
Helene (September 27, 1958)p. 119
Donna (September 11, 1960)p. 220
The Modern Era, 1961-2000p. 131
Ginger (September 30-October 1, 1971)p. 132
Agnes (June 20-21, 1972)p. 133
David (September 5, 1979)p. 133
Diana (September 9-14, 1984)p. 134
Gloria (September 26-27, 1985)p. 137
Charley (August 17-18, 1986)p. 140
Hugo (September 21-22, 1989)p. 142
Emily (August 31, 1993)p. 150
Bertha (July 12-13, 1996)p. 156
Fran (September 5-6, 1996)p. 166
Bonnie (August 26-28, 1998)p. 196
Dennis (August 30-September 5, 1999)p. 204
Floyd (September 16, 1999)p. 210
The New Millennium, 2001-2012p. 249
Isabel (September 18, 2003)p. 250
Alex, Bonnie, Charley, Gaston, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne (2004)p. 260
Ophelia (September 14-15, 2005)p. 269
Irene (August 27, 2011)p. 272
Sandy (October 27-29, 2012)p. 284
Creatures in the Stormp. 295
The Next Great Stormp. 303
Resourcesp. 319
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
Indexp. 325
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