Sunday, October 28, 2012
Hurricane Donna (1960)
Hurricane Donna made landfall in North Carolina, then reemerged into the Atlantic, before making a second landfall in eastern Long Island. This storm produced a record-breaking 11-foot storm tide at Battery Park in New York City (http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/hazards/storms_hurricanehistory.shtml.) Note that Donna, like the 1944 storm, produced a higher storm tide to the left of its track, near New York City, than it did on the "strong side" of the storm.
This is the third of five maps depicting storm surge/ storm tide history for storms that impacted the New York City area.