1915 Atlantic hurricane season

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1915 Atlantic hurricane season
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The 1915 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. It officially began on June 1, 1915 and ended on November 30, 1915.

The 1915 season wasn’t very active in terms of the number of storms but it was fairly eventful.

A strong Category 3 hurricane killed 400 people in Galveston, Texas. This was just fifteen years after another hurricane killed 8,000 people there.

A Category 4 hurricane hit Grand Isle, Louisiana with a 12 foot storm surge and 130 mph winds on 29 September. A presure drop to 28.11" was at the time the lowest ever measured on land in the United States. The storm caused severe flooding and killed nearly 300 people. Winds tore off roofs and damaged buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana, where presure was measured at down to 28.01" and a wind speed of 98 mph. Generations in south east Louisiana would refer to it as the Great Storm of 1915. Property damage in Louisiana was estimated at 13 million United States dollars, with $5 million of that in the city of New Orleans.

A Category 3 hurricane grazed Bermuda, causing heavy damage.

The rest of the season was fairly quiet (though that’s not really saying much). A Category 1 hurricane hit near Apalachicola, Florida and a weak tropical storm hit Daytona Beach.

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