This Is What an 11-Foot Storm Surge in New York Looked Like in 1960 - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities

This Is What an 11-Foot Storm Surge in New York Looked Like in 1960 - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities

Anson Street after Hurricane Donna in 1960 Historic Charleston Foundation

Anson Street after Hurricane Donna in 1960 Historic Charleston Foundation

Bailey Dock or Wharf in front of Bailey's General Store on San Carlos Bay. The Storage shed on the dock, and much of the dock, was destroyed in Hurricane Donna in 1960.

Bailey Dock or Wharf in front of Bailey's General Store on San Carlos Bay. The Storage shed on the dock, and much of the dock, was destroyed in Hurricane Donna in 1960.

Hurricane Donna, 1960. This Category 5 hurricane brought storm surges which rose up to 13 feet in the Florida Keys and wind speeds clocking in at 128 mph. It claimed 50 lives in the United States and damaged properties worth $387 million (in 1960 dollars).

Hurricane Donna, 1960. This Category 5 hurricane brought storm surges which rose up to 13 feet in the Florida Keys and wind speeds clocking in at 128 mph. It claimed 50 lives in the United States and damaged properties worth $387 million (in 1960 dollars).

Hurricane Donna A fire tender being driven through a flooded street in New York street in the wake of Hurricane Donna.

Hurricane Donna A fire tender being driven through a flooded street in New York street in the wake of Hurricane Donna.

Hurricane Donna had already clawed out a claim as one of the 20th century's most destructive and deadly storms when it began heading up the Atlantic seaboard from Daytona, Fla., early on the morning on Sept. 11, 1960. Here's the effect it had on Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Hurricane Donna had already clawed out a claim as one of the 20th century's most destructive and deadly storms when it began heading up the Atlantic seaboard from Daytona, Fla., early on the morning on Sept. 11, 1960. Here's the effect it had on Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Tidal flooding in Everglades City is pictured two days after the passage of Hurricane Donna. Flooding was six to seven feet deep at peak tide, according to caption information from the Florida State Archives. Hurricane Donna roars across South Florida with an 11-foot storm surge, 150 mph winds and more than $300 million in damage. 13 people are dead and 51% of FPL’s customers are without electric service.

Tidal flooding in Everglades City is pictured two days after the passage of Hurricane Donna. Flooding was six to seven feet deep at peak tide, according to caption information from the Florida State Archives. Hurricane Donna roars across South Florida with an 11-foot storm surge, 150 mph winds and more than $300 million in damage. 13 people are dead and 51% of FPL’s customers are without electric service.

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