Port au prince,Haiti's history with tropical systems
Current weather

(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)

Years within 60 miles
38 times in 143yrs end of 2014
Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=19, 50% H=19, 50%

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1910-1928

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.76 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(10h)once every 14.30 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
84 mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2016

Last affected by
2012 Aug 25th, Tropical storm Isaac moves through with 65 mph winds while moving WNW causing heavy flooding 19 dead in Haiti as of Aug 27th.

This areas hurricane past
1878 a number of people killed in aux cayes 80mph sept 4th from the S.E
1878 Sept 25th, 80mph from the south
1886 Aug 15th, 85mph from the ESE
1894 Sept 22nd,90mph from the ESE
1899 Sept 1st,80mph from the south
1908 Sept 28th,80mph from the S.E
1909 Aug 23rd,75mph from the ESE
1954 Hurricane Hazel kills over 1,000 due to flooding Oct 10th.Hurricane Hazel page
1966 sept 29th hurricane Inez hits with 110mph winds from the ESE killing 750 in Haiti. Air force recon reports pressure of 29.15 just east of Port a prince on evening of 29th,a rise of 60mb.newspaper headline
1998 Sept 23rd,hurricane Georges passes to the north with 80mph winds from the east,heavy rain kills over 100 in haiti. North coast reports heavy flooding

Text Sources:The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox...Sudden Sea R.A Scotti.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Stormscaping Pamela Crawford.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Scwartz..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....NOAA research division.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....plus many more.............
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