The northeast Region of the United states could be next week be hit with a hurricane. Usually it is the Gulf or southeast Coast that gets the most attention. Most hurricanes that strike the USA either hit the Gulf of Mexico or the Carolina's and sometimes Virginia. But the Northeast has had its share of tropical storms. Sadly despite this there is a myth and belief that hurricanes cannot hit the Northeastern USA (New York and New England). I will take a look back at some tropical storms that have struck the North East
1938- A large and powerful Category 3 hurricane made landfall In New York and Connecticut this hurricane did a lot of damage.
1954-Hurricane Carol impacted New England as a category two hurricane. Carol claimed 68 lives and damage was at $460 million (1954 dollars)
1954-Hurricane Edna a category 1 hurricane at landfall that also impacted New England. Edna claimed 29 lives and $40 million in damage
1960-Donna, Donna had impacted Florida as a category 4 and North Carolina as a category 2. Donna also made landfall in New England as a category 2. Overall Donna claimed over 300 lives and cost $900 million
1985-Gloria made landfall in New England as a strong category 2 hurricane. Gloria cost $1 billion in damage and 8 lives
1991-Bob made landfall in New England as a category 2 costing $1.5 Billion in damage
2011-Irene, Irene had devastated North Carolina & Virginia as a Category 1 hurricane, but it also made landfall in New Jersey as a category 1 and New York as a Tropical Storm. Irene caused damage up to $14 Billion and over 50 people perished
so the North East is not immune to Hurricanes and has had its share of bad Hurricanes maybe not like the southern coast but still their have been bad ones.
if you live on the coast you should always be prepared