1831 Barbados Hurricane With 200 MPH Winds

“Retired meteorologist, Deighton Best, said the hurricane which struck on August 10, 1831 was perhaps the most powerful ever to hit Barbados. “I would rate the winds at 200 miles per hour”

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“It passed over the ill fated island of Barbados on the night of the 10th inst. and in eight hours left it desolate, covered with ruins and dead bodies

Private letters estimate the number of lives lost at between four and five thousand”

Macon Telegraph, Sep 17, 1831, p. 7 | NewspaperArchive

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2 Responses to 1831 Barbados Hurricane With 200 MPH Winds

  1. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    The Washington Post is at it again and blaming Ian’s rapid strengthening on climate change this morning. Good grief. It’s Hurricane force wind field so far is quite small and will be watching those wind speeds closely. That said Biden using Ian to “get your booster”. Unbelievable. It wouldn’t surprise me if he tries to withhold $ and national guard help because of political stunts recently by DeSantis. Don’t get me wrong I like DeSantis A lot, but sometimes theses stunts can come back to bite you, especially with democrats in charge of the White House and congress. So yeah, DeSantis could tone it down a little, and grow from the mistake of “playing politics”
    That’s what democrats do. Don’t be like democrats

  2. oeman 50 says:

    I heard on ABC News that Ian was the “deadliest hurricane ever.” What a crock. The official death toll cited was…5. Doesn’t anyone remember the hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900? Estimates are 6,000 to 12,000 dead.

    Don’t get me wrong, any death is a tragedy. But this reminds me of all the “hottest year eva’ ” proclamations, equally as wrong.

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