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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hurricane Isabel Anniversary

 "Last Thursday night came on the Severest hurricane of wind and rain, that has happened here in the memory of man, which lasted great part of Friday. The damage it has done is inconceivable. Vast numbers of houses are blown down, and mills carried away, trees of all sizes torn up by the roots, and cattle, hugs, &c. crushed by their fall; the corn laid level with the ground, and the tobacco ruined in many places, and much hurt in almost all; In short, such a dreadful scene of devastation presents itself in every part of the colony we have yet heard from, as beggars all description."
           - description of the September 1769 hurricane from the Williamsburg Virginia Gazette

 . . . and a few interesting links

 The Hurricane in Virginia History

Virginia's Significant Tropical Cyclones

 Hurricane History of Central and Eastern Virginia

Hurricane Camille 1969  

The Hurricane History of Colonial Virginia 

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