Miscellaneous facts about the “Storm of the Century”
(credit Jesse Ferrell, AccuWeather):
– 65-Foot waves were reported off of Nova Scotia, Canada
– 28.38 inches pressure was measured at White Plains, NY (Cat 3 Hurricane Strength)
– Havana, Cuba was blacked out during the storm; $1 billion damage in the country
– 60,000 lightning strikes were measured during the storm
– Hurricane-force winds caused hurricane-like damage in Florida, along with 11 tornadoes
– For the first time, every major airport on the East Coast was closed at one time or another by the storm.
– 300 Deaths were blamed on the storm in the U.S.
– 130 Million People (Half the nation’s population) affected by the storm
– A 12-foot storm surge attacked Florida’s west coast
– Hundreds of roofs collapsed due to snow up and down the East Coast
– New York City set a new record low (6) for March on the day after the storm
– The volume of rain that fell was equivalent to 40 days of Mississippi River flow at New Orleans
– Over 10 million customers lost electrical power during the storm
– At least 18 homes fell into the sea on Long Island due to the pounding surf.
– Extremely cold weather followed including a record low of 2 degrees in Birmingham, AL
Meteorologist Paul Dorian
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