Storm tracking and forecasting had improved considerably, and for the first time viewers could watch a mad cyclone dash across the Atlantic headed for Florida. Hurricanes & Society . She pulled down some power lines, overturned some mobile homes and shattered some shop windows, but Ginger's main claim to fame is that she was the longest-lived hurricane on record. Welcome to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina! Seemingly harmless at first, she came ashore as a category one at Atlantic Beach and lumbered sluggishly through the corn and soybean crops of Bayboro, Belhaven, Aurora and Roanoke Island. She killed 120 people in Cuba before blasting the Florida Keys with wind gusts in the range of 175 to 200 mph, said to be the worst in that region since the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The storm ravaged Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, ripped up the tracks of the Beaufort and Morehead Railroad, downed huge trees from Kinston to New Bern, and took down signs and power lines from Goldsboro to Greenville. Almost the entire North Carolina coast suffered structural damage, beach erosion, overwashed areas, power outages (so much for TV watching), and crop damage up to 50 miles inland. The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 15, 1960. Areas totally unaccustomed to hurricane activity were deeply submerged in flood waters and Florida had 15 tornadoes. David (September 5, 1979) must have admired her strategy, and made his plans to follow an even more arduous inland course. Hurricane Hazards and Impacts; Mitigation and Preparation to Response and Recovery; History . October 4, 1963 - Hurricane Flora made landfall in southeastern Cuba, and over the next four days drifted across the country. Donna (September 11, 1960) showed up soon after everybody on the coast acquired a television set, which no doubt stole some of her thunder. Prices, descriptions, operating times, etc are as accurate as possible, but cannot be guaranteed. Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Beaufort were particularly hard hit, where concrete block buildings collapsed while cinder blocks were tossed all around. It became a tropical storm over the tropical Atlantic the next day and a hurricane on September 1. Information appearing on NCBeaches.com is intended only as a guide and is subject to change and availability. These organizations have no control over the content found on NCBeaches.com and make no endorsements of this website or its content. Storm tracking and forecasting had improved considerably, and for the first time viewers could watch a mad cyclone dash across the Atlantic headed for Florida. Near the Outer Banks, Manteo was underwater and its famous Waterside Theater, home of the outdoor drama "The Lost Colony", was completely demolished. Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1960-1969: 1960 - Hurricane Donna, Hurricane Ethel 1961 - Hurricane Carla, Hurricane Hattie 1964 - Hurricane Diana, Hurricane Hilda 1965 - Hurricane Betsey 1967 - Hurricane Beulah 1969 - Hurricane Camille We have included those updates as they become available. Four of these reached hurricane status, also falling short of the 1950–2000 average of 5.9. 1960's. Santiago de Cuba recorded 100.39 in (2,550 mm) of rainfall from Flora, which is the highest rainfall total measured on Cuba from any rainfall event on record. Maybe the '60s generated enough turmoil on the ground to reroute the wind patterns, and that postponed the next major hurricane until the appearance of Ginger (September 30, 1971). This gallery shows maps of hurricanes and tropical storms by decade. Welcome to the Brunswick Beaches of North Carolina. Terms: Famous Hurricanes: 1960s And 1970s. Furthermore, two storms reached major hurricane status, which is Category 3 or higher on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale. Pines & Palms Inn after the Hurricane Donna blew through Islamorada. Then, when the mood was at its darkest, the clouds parted and the beachfront communities didn't see another really hideous hurricane for more than a decade. Like many hurricanes Donna aspired to see New York, and she left behind in North Carolina a pervasive feeling that maybe it wasn't worth the loss of homes, businesses and lives to live on the coast. She plowed along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Carolinas to Virginia with heavy rains that brought flash flooding throughout the piedmont. Welcome to the Outer Banks of North Carolina! What they saw were incredible images of death and decimation even as Donna made her plans to visit the Tar Heel state. 1960 - Hurricane Donna. It was a below-average season in which seven tropical depressions formed. Welcome to the New Hanover Beaches of North Carolina! LT: 0.35s | Q: | L: 5 | C: False | EST: 11/27/2020 7:13:11 PM | Last: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:20:21 GMT, The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. At that point she returned to the ocean a second time - to reload, and go pay a call on Virginia Beach. Donna (September 11, 1960) showed up soon after everybody on the coast acquired a television set, which no doubt stole some of her thunder. The National Weather Service tracked her for 31 days. She moved back out to sea near Daytona Beach to reload. Two hurricane and four tropic… Famous Hurricanes: 1960s And 1970s. Sun-Sentinel | May 31, 2002 at 4:51 PM . When she returned to land, it was near Topsail Island with wind gusts in excess of 100 mph, and from there she moved on a northeastern course through Carteret, Pamlico, Hyde and Tyrrell Counties, crossing the Albemarle Sound and blowing through Elizabeth City. Hurricanes & Society . Hurricane tracks are courtesy of NOAA and the National Hurricane Center. Interactive History Timeline; Featured Storms; Hurricane Case Studies; Resources . NCBeaches.com is a member of the following organizations. Neither NC Beaches, Inc. nor listed businesses may be held responsible for typographical errors or subsequent changes in offerings. Hurricane Donna 1960 One of the all-time great hurricanes, Donna was first detected as a tropical wave moving off the African coast on August 29. Interactive History Timeline; Featured Storms; Hurricane Case Studies ; Resources . The National Hurricane Center has been reanalyzing hurricanes and tropical storms and has been adjusting their Hurrdat2 database. Hurricane Hazards and Impacts; Mitigation and Preparation to Response and Recovery; History . Notable hurricanes for the decade of 2010-2019: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 2000-2009: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1990-1999: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1980-1989: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1970-1979: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1960-1969: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1950-1959: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1940-1949: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1930-1939: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1920-1929: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1910-1919: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1900-1909: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1890-1899: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1880-1889: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1870-1879: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1860-1989: Notable hurricanes for the decade of 1850-1859. Plenty of people remember Agnes (June 20, 1972), and the main reason she stood out was because Agnes chose an overland northbound route rather than the typical coastal cruise. Hurricanes 7 Major hurricanes 2 Total fatalities 7,225 Total damage $830.1 million (1963 USD) Atlantic hurricane seasons 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 "Notable" hurricanes listed here are based on extensive damage, numerous fatalities, or extreme strength. All seven of the depressions attained tropical storm status, which was below the 1950–2000 average of 9.6 named storms. FL Maps > Hurricanes and Tropical Storms > Storms by Decade Site Map Record 1 to 14 of 14.