Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic's history with tropical systems
(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.

Years within or near core
1876bdtsbr,1883bdbrm,1887ts,1893brm,1896,1899-2bdtsbr,1899m,1901tsbr,1908br,1909br,1916tsbr,1919ts,1921br,1926,1928bdts,1928m,1930bdbr,1931tsbr,1931ts,1945brm,1955br,
1955bdts,1963bdts,1975ts,1979bd,1979bdts,1985bdts,1998bdbr,2000ts,2004ts,2007ts,2008tsbr,2011br,2014ts,2017-2br
37 times in 146yrs end of 2017




Names from list above
Hilda,Katie,Edith,Eloise,David,Frederic,Isabel,Georges,Debby,Jeanne,Olga,Fay,Irene,Bertha,Irma,Maria,

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=20, 54.05% H=17, 45.95%

Longest gap between storms
13 years 1932-1944

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.94 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(5h)once every 29.20 years

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)
125mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2021

Last affected by
2017 Sept 21st Hurricane Maria brushes to the north with 115mph winds closest approach while moving N.W .

This areas hurricane past
1896 Sept 2nd, 100mph from the ESE passes just 13 miles north.
1899 Aug 9th,120 mph from the ESE after hitting Puerto Rico passes by just offshore by 18 miles.
1926 100mph July 24th kills many here from the S.E passing just north of here by 31 miles.
1928 Sept 14th ,155mph just north by 32 miles from the ESE
1979 Aug 31st Hurricane David passes just south by 52 miles while moving N.W with 150mph winds.


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.............

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