Saturday, August 19, 2006

On This Date 15 Years Ago

"1991 - August 19,

Hurricane Bob slammed into New England with 90 mph sustained winds and gusts of 125 mph (at Block Island, RI) and 105 mph (at Newport, RI). A storm surge of 15 feet occurred in Upper Buzzards Bay. Portland, Maine had a 24 hour record rainfall of 7.83 inches. Total damage exceeded $1.5 billion dollars and 17 people were killed. This was the worst Hurricane in the northeast since Donna in 1960."

Source: Almanac Northeast in August Entry


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