1780 Hurricane – 200 MPH Winds

The deadliest Atlantic hurricane occurred on October 14, 1780. It had 200+ MPH winds, stripped the bark off trees, and left no houses standing.

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/data_sub/perez_11_20.pdf

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5 Responses to 1780 Hurricane – 200 MPH Winds

  1. Don B says:

    Another telling of that terrible hurricane:

    “Great Hurricane of 1780–This storm was one of several that year, which was one of the worst hurricane seasons in the era prior to record taking. Winds were estimated to be Category Four strength at 135 mph. This storm, which affected the Southern Windward Islands including Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Martinique, St. Eustatius, and near Puerto Rico and Grand Turk Island, is believed to have killed approximately 22,000 people. Of that total, between 4,000 and 5,000 people were killed on St. Eustatius. Martinique had an estimated 9,000 people killed including 1,000 in St. Pierre, which had all of its homes destroyed.”

    Historic Hurricanes:
    http://www.hurricaneville.com/historic.html

  2. Rob says:

    This was caused by me driving my SUV and motoryacht time machines around for a few decades before 1780.

  3. Brad says:

    Lifted heavy cannons 100 feet aloft. That is some wind. And caused an earthquake, a real observable earthquake. The MSM was apoplectic because Irma was barely detectable on a seismograph. Can you imagine all the wailing and gnashing of teeth if such a storm were to manifest today?

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