The Great Hurricanes of North Carolina

The Great Hurricanes of North Carolina
Author: John Hairr
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008-05-09
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781614234906

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From the horrific Independence Hurricane of 1775, the most lethal storm to strike its coast, to the ruinous Hugo in September 1989, a path has been cut along the shores of the Tarheel State-a path not easily forgotten. Engagingly written and illustrated with historical photos that graphically depict the disastrous effects of these mighty storms, this book is a gripping read!

Fifteen Hurricanes That Changed the Carolinas

Fifteen Hurricanes That Changed the Carolinas
Author: Jay Barnes
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2022-03-16
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781469667461

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This informative and engaging book tells the true stories of the hurricanes that had the greatest impact on North Carolina and South Carolina, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Hurricane historian Jay Barnes offers an illuminating and compelling account of the Carolinas' most recent storm disasters, Matthew and Florence, as well as thirteen other memorable hurricanes in the Tar Heel and Palmetto States, including Hazel, Hugo, Fran, and Floyd. In Barnes's hands, the examination of these powerful tropical cyclones leads to a broader view of the history of the Carolinas, revealing not only their terrifying and deadly consequences but also the perseverance of the region's people in the face of such extraordinary disasters. In recounting the rich hurricane history of the Carolinas, from the mountains to the coast, Barnes urges readers to consider the storms to come and profiles how a warming planet and rising seas will affect future Carolina hurricanes.

North Carolina s Hurricane History

North Carolina s Hurricane History
Author: Jay Barnes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2001
Genre: History
ISBN: UOM:39015051308487

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An illustrated history of more than 50 great storms that have pounded the Tar Heel state from the days of the first European explorers through to 1999's devastating hurricane Floyd, which caused six billion dollars in damages. Newspaper reports, eye-witness accounts and weather records are used.

North Carolina Hurricanes

North Carolina Hurricanes
Author: Albert Victor Hardy,Charles B. Carney,United States. Weather Bureau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1962
Genre: Hurricanes
ISBN: UOM:39015018255821

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Hurricane Hazel in the Carolinas

Hurricane Hazel in the Carolinas
Author: Jay Barnes
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 0738566985

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Hurricane Hazel swept the U.S. Eastern Seaboard in mid-October 1954, eventually landing in the record books as one of the most deadly and enduring hurricanes. After punishing Haiti with mudslides that killed hundreds, Hazel edged northward, striking the Carolina coast as a ferocious category four. Landfall occurred near the South Carolina-North Carolina border, where a massive surge washed over barrier beaches and swept away hundreds of homes. Coastal communities like Myrtle Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, and Wrightsville Beach caught the brunt of the storm tide and suffered heavy damages. Hazel barreled inland and battered eastern North Carolina with 100-plus mile-per-hour gusts that toppled trees and power lines and peeled away rooftops. It then raced northward, setting new wind records across seven states. In Ontario, it spawned flash floods that became the most deadly in Canadian history. When it was all over, Hazel had killed more than 1,000 and left a trail of destruction across the hemisphere. But nowhere was its impact more dramatic than in the Carolinas For more than 20 years, Tar Heel native jay Barnes has studied and written about America's hurricane history. In Hurricane Hazel in the Carolinas, he shares dozens of striking photographs from his collection along with his insights into the nature of this benchmark hurricane The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

Florida s Hurricane History

Florida s Hurricane History
Author: Jay Barnes
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-08-15
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781469600215

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The Sunshine State has an exceptionally stormy past. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes than any other state. In many ways, hurricanes have helped shape Florida's history. Early efforts by the French, Spanish, and English to claim the territory as their own were often thwarted by hurricanes. More recently, storms have affected such massive projects as Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad and efforts to manage water in South Florida. In this book, Jay Barnes offers a fascinating and informative look at Florida's hurricane history. Drawing on meteorological research, news reports, first-person accounts, maps, and historical photographs, he traces all of the notable hurricanes that have affected the state over the last four-and-a-half centuries, from the great storms of the early colonial period to the devastating hurricanes of 2004 and 2005--Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma. In addition to providing a comprehensive chronology of more than one hundred individual storms, Florida's Hurricane History includes information on the basics of hurricane dynamics, formation, naming, and forecasting. It explores the origins of the U.S. Weather Bureau and government efforts to study and track hurricanes in Florida, home of the National Hurricane Center. But the book does more than examine how hurricanes have shaped Florida's past; it also looks toward the future, discussing the serious threat that hurricanes continue to pose to both lives and property in the state. Filled with more than 200 photographs and maps, the book also features a foreword by Steve Lyons, tropical weather expert for the Weather Channel. It will serve as both an essential reference on hurricanes in Florida and a remarkable source of the stories--of tragedy and destruction, rescue and survival--that foster our fascination with these powerful storms.

North Carolina s Hurricane History

North Carolina s Hurricane History
Author: Jay Barnes
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-06-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781469608334

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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. 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.

America s Most Vulnerable Coastal Communities

America s Most Vulnerable Coastal Communities
Author: Joseph T. Kelley,Orrin H. Pilkey,J. A. G. Cooper
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813724607

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"Sea level is rising, and yet Americans continue to develop beaches with little regard. In this volume, a group of coastal geologists discusses the startling saga of ten U.S. East and Gulf Coast shoreline communities (plus Puerto Rico and some western Europe strands) and the problems created by their inevitable interaction with natural processes in this highly dynamic geologic environment. The authors discuss the geologic context of the hazards of each site as the history of societal responses and their environmental impacts. Response to the natural coastal processes that threaten lives and buildings is carried out in a context of local, state and national politics with fixed short-term engineering solutions (beach replenishment, seawalls) generally favored over longer-term approaches (moving back, prohibition of seawalls). This essential GSA Special Paper foreshadows the impending rise of sea level and the myriad of shoreline responses and political controversies it will provoke."--Publisher's description.