(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm
(bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names
are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm
description is given(since 1871).
within or near core 1871ts,1871-2bdts,1873ts,1873bdtsbr,1874,1877bdts,1878,1878bdts,1880bdts,1881bdbr,1882bdts,1884ts,1885,1885-3bdts,1888bdts,1888bdbr,1893tsbd,1893-2m,1894,1894bdbr,1896bd, 1898m,1906ts,1907bdts,1910tsbr,1912-14ts,1915ts,1916ts,1919ts,1924bdts,1926bdts,1928bd,1932bdts,1935bdtsbr,1938bdts,1944ts,1945bdts,1947xts,1947ts,1947br,1949bdbr,1950bdbr, 1952br,1960bdts,1964tsbd,1964brm,1966bdts,1968ts,1976subtsbd,1976subts,1979,1981tsbr,1984tsbr,2002tsbr,2005ts,2006tsbdbr,2012ts,2013bdts,2016-3bdts,2016br,2017tsbd 68
times in 146yrs end of 2017
Names from list above Able,Brenda,Abby,Cleo,Dora,Alma,David,Dennis,Isadore,Kyle,Tammy,Alberto,Beryl,Andrea,Colin,Hermine,Julia,Matthew,Irma,
Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio TS=49, 72.06% H=19, 27.94%
Longest gap between storms 17 years 1985-2001
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 2.15 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (10h)once every 14.60 years State stats
Average years between direct major hurricane hits.(major hurricane at adv upon passage) (3)once every 48.67 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 101mph
Statistically when this area should be affected
next affected in 2017
Last affected by Sept 11th, TS Irma passes to the west by 97 miles with 60mph winds while moving north. Brunswick recorded gust's to 62mph
This areas hurricane
past 1874 Sept 28th a hurricane from the SW stays just offshore with 80mph winds 1878 Sept 12th just offshore moving north 90mph 1885 Aug 25th just offshore 105mph while moving north 1893 Aug 28th a major hurricane with 115mph winds just east kills over 2,000 in georgia & carolinas,reports had dowtown Brunswick under 6 ft of water for up to 12 hrs,offshore of St. Simons Island by 25-30 statute miles.wind field map 1893 Oct 13th just off shore while moving NNE 120mph winds
1894 Sept 26th, 85mph just east while moving north. 1896 sept 29th a cat 2 110mph passes over while moving N.E. Winds caused very heavy damage in the area.
1898 Oct 2nd, 130mph from the S.E a hurricane leaves area under 4 ft of water oct 2nd scores drowned. Winds est at 135mph and data suggest that this Hurricane may have been the size of Hugo (1989 S Carolina). Calm reported at 11AM,Dunn and Miller reported 179 killed in coastal Georgia and 16 foot storm surge in downtown Brunswick. Picture of flooding 1928 Sept 18th from the south just inland with 90mph winds 1979 Sept 4th David to east by
30 miles with 85mph winds minor damage.
Stat sources:NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports | Unisys hurricane database | Hurricane research division Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............