The list of North Carolina hurricanes between 1950 and 1979 encompasses 79 tropical or subtropical cyclones that affected the U.S. state of North Carolina. Collectively, cyclones in North Carolina during that time period resulted in 37 total fatalities during the period, as well as about $3 billion in damage in 2008 USD. A cyclone affected the state in every year during the three decades, and in three seasons a total of five cyclones impacted the state. The strongest hurricane to hit the state during the time period was Hurricane Hazel, which struck the state as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Hazel was both the costliest and deadliest cyclone during the period, causing over $1 billion in damage (2008 USD) and 19 deaths. Most storms affected the state in September, though cyclones impacted the state between May and October.
4 Monthly statistics
5 Deadly storms
6 See also
Radar image of Hurricane Connie near North Carolina
August 20, 1950 – Hurricane Able brushes the Outer Banks with light winds and rough waves.
September 7, 1950 – Former Hurricane Easy weakens to tropical depression status over Georgia, bringing heavy rainfall to North Carolina which peaks at 9.14 inches (232 mm) in Yancey County.
September 11, 1950 – Hurricane Dog skirts the coastline as it remains well offshore.
May 21, 1951 – Hurricane Able produces high surf along the coastline.
October 4, 1951 – Hurricane How brushes the coastline with heavy surf.
August 31, 1952 – Tropical Storm Able crosses the center portion of the state, causing moderate precipitation and stream flooding.
August 14, 1953 – Hurricane Barbara moves ashore near Morehead City with 90 miles per hour (145 km/h) wind gusts and rainfall, which causes about $1.1 million in damage (1953 USD, $8.9 million 2008 USD), mostly from crop damage; one person drowned due to the storm.
September 28, 1953 – Moisture from former Hurricane Florence brings moderate rainfall to the state.
August 30, 1954 – Hurricane Carol passes just east of the state, producing 100 miles per hour (161 km/h) wind gusts and rough waves along the Outer Banks; damage is minor, largely limited to crop damage.
September 10, 1954 – Strong waves from Hurricane Edna cause widespread but minor damag