Hurricanes close to home

Irene is the 12th hurricane since 1950 to have passed within 50 miles of Maryland or eastern Virginia with 64 mile-per-hour winds or stronger.

Hurricanes passing near Maryland and eastern Virginia since 1950.
Source: National Hurricane Center. Graphic: Ted Mellnik and Gene Thorp/The Washingtonn Post. Published on August 29, 2011, 8:16 p.m.

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