1891 Caribbean Hurricane Swept Away All Forests And Destroyed All Boats

all the vessels at Martinique were lost during the terrible hurricane there.

the mountain slopes were covered with forests; all the cultivation and all the forests in the path of the hurricane appear to have been swept away. The numerous sugar, coffee, cotton, and cocoa plantations, which have felt the force of the tornado, seem to have been utterly destroyed. Houses and barns, storehouses and stables, have been crushed out of existence

21 Aug 1891, Page 1 – Reading Times at Newspapers.com

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5 Responses to 1891 Caribbean Hurricane Swept Away All Forests And Destroyed All Boats

  1. Russell Williams says:

    The thing your doing now is trying to defend that tropical cyclones are no worse than tens or hundreds of years ago, Which i agree with, but a person who really is trying to defend the CO2 connection with AGW, is that after a storm is finished or dissipated. The scientists will look and analyze the storm and compare it with other storms in many ways. ACE, Wind speed, Pressure, Speed of movement, Deaths, Injuries, etc. Then compare other storms with similar attributes, and see if the current storm would have kill more people without our technology, or if past storms would have kill less people if they would have occurred with our technology or defenses. For example the 1900 Galveston hurricane killed 6,000 to 12,000 people on Galveston Island. The 1915 Galveston hurricane kill a little over 100 people on Galveston Island, more than likely bc of the new sea wall, and 1915 storm was of similar intensity, larger, had more rain, and some say a slightly higher storm surge then the one in 1900. Again i’m on your side in terms of CO2 or human activity cannot control the weather patterns. But if we really want to convince more people of that, we need to do it the right way in a similar manner that i just described not just naming years that had big devastating hurricanes.

    • Gator says:

      Russ, we don’t measure storms the same way we used to, so there is no apples to apples comparison to be made. If you would like to contact NOAA and convince them to stop using new technologies to measure storms, go for it. Let us know how that turns out.

      • rah says:

        And yet they declare Saffir Simpson categories based on wind speed data not obtained as specified in the criteria by Saffir Simpson. And they don’t openly inform the people of that fact. You have to go look for that info.

        Also to address the central point that Russel is making. Though I get where your coming from Russel but that is not really the scope of what Tony does regularly. He is just one man donating his time and some of his personal wealth to do what he does. His niche has always been digging up the archived information and sharing it so that certain climate or weather events or phenomena are put into some kind of reasonable historical perspective. Something the “media” nor the government agencies will never do in an honest forthright manner. There are however those at some other forums that do exactly what your asking on occasion.

  2. Disillusioned says:

    Well, Dorian could be the strongest…

    Dorian could be the strongest hurricane to hit Florida’s east coast since Andrew

    But it wasn’t. Not nearly.

    Some Leftists are very, very disappointed that it wasn’t, and that not more people lost their lives. SMH

  3. Windy says:

    Have you done a Dorian video for YouTube? We need one ASAP the usual suspects are running rampant with this one. Thanks.

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