Barbados : Hurricane impacts since colonisation

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Barbados : Hurricane impacts since colonisation

Postby bimjim » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:55 pm

Barbados : Hurricane impacts since colonisation

1660, December: Hurricane. Vessels ran aground.
1674, August 10: Very strong hurricane. 300 buildings destroyed; 200 dead; no sugarcane for two years.
1675, August 31: Strong hurricane. Island devastated
1694, October 17: Weak hurricane passes. Ships thrown ashore.
1780, October 10: Slow moving hurricane. Barbados battered for 48 hours. 4 326 dead; £1 million damage.
1786, September: Severe gale. Every vessel driven ashore. Great damage to homes and crops. Many people killed.
1813, July 22: Tropical storm passed north. Ships damaged.
1815, September 29: Hurricane passed north of island. Gale force winds experienced.
1816, September 15: Hurricane passed north. Heavy rains; severe flooding; stores damaged.
1817, October 21: Passing hurricane damaged ships;
1819, October 13: Hurricane. Two dead; heavy rains; Foster Hall landslides; ships wrecked;
1822, December 19: Hurricane passed north; winds from south and west; very heavy seas.
1831, August 10: Severe hurricane. Over £2 million damage; 1 525 dead.
1837, July 9: Tropical storm hit island. Vessels thrown ashore; one church destroyed; chimneys blown down.
1846, September 11: Severe tropical storm passed south and drove vessels ashore.
1848, September 18: Tropical storm passed north dumping much rain.
1855, August 24: Tropical storm killed three; drove boats ashore. Rainfall was 9 inches at Edgecumbe and 10.36 inches at Bayfield.
1872, September 8: Severe thunderstorm. Between 8.01 and 11.02 inches of rain.
1877, September 21: Tropical storm passed over Barbados. No serious damage.
1886, August 15: Hurricane passed 40 miles north of Barbados. Gale force winds; 7-9 inches of rain; floods in St. Michael; landslides in St. Joseph and St. Thomas
1894, October 12: Tropical storm passed north-west. Destroyed hundreds of homes; 18 fishermen missing.
1898, September 10: Strong hurricane passed south. 83 dead; 9 937 houses destroyed, 4 519 damaged; 50 000 homeless.
1901, July 2: Tropical storm passed south. Severe floods, more than 20 inches of rain in St. Peter killing one person.
1949, August 31: Weak tropical storm dumped over 10 inches of rain in St. Joseph, St. John, St. Thomas, St. George; 5 to 6 inches of rain in the north.
1955: September 22: Hurricane Janet passed south of Barbados. Winds over 110 mph damaged or destroyed 8 100 small houses, 20 000 homeless.
1963, September 24: Hurricane Edith passed 50 miles south; 7 to 8 inches rain.
1970, October 1: Tropical depression. Flooding in Bridgetown and St. Michael.
1980, August 3: Hurricane Allen passed north of Barbados. Destroyed about 35 houses and damaged 200 more.

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A former Director of the Barbados Meteorological Service Deighton Best
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society
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Re: Barbados : Hurricane impacts since colonisation

Postby bajangal » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:48 pm

Thanks for this information. Very interesting.
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