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New England Hurricane Statistics

  • 49 Tropical Cyclones have impacted the region since 1900 - 25 Hurricanes and 18 Tropical Storms
    • 15 Tropical Cyclones caused inland River/Stream Flooding!
    • 1938 Hurricane - Severe Flooding from 13 to 17 inches of rain in central Connecticut & western Massachusetts.
    • Tropical Storms Connie and Diane, August 1955 - Devastated central and western Massachusetts with 5 day rainfall totals of over 25 inches! Westfield, MA received 13.15 inches in 1 day!
  • 9 Hurricanes made landfall on the coast!
    • Four were Cat 3 intensity!
    • Storm surges ranged from 8 to 12 feet along the south coast, to 15 to 25 feet in portions of Narragansett and Buzzards Bays.
  • Strongest winds:
    • Sustained 5-minute wind of 121 mph with a gust to 186 mph - Blue Hill Observatory - Milton, MA
    • Wind gust of 135 mph in Carol 1954 and Donna, 1960 on Block Island, RI.
    • Sustained wind of 90 mph gust with a gust to 105 mph - Providence, RI in Hurricane Carol - 1954

Southern New England lies in the unenviable position of receiving all three "Hurricane Threats" depending upon the track/landfall location:

  • Coastal Inundation due to the Storm Surge
  • Widespread inland River Flooding
  • Widespread wind damage far inland


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