Hurricane Season 1999 |
Wednesday, October 27, 1999
Historic Black N.C. Town Faces Stormy Forecast
The residents of Princeville are struggling with whether to accept a government buyout after the town was almost destroyed by the floodwaters of Hurricane Irene.
Sunday, October 24, 1999
Floods Force North Carolina to Reassess Growth
The ruinous 1999 hurricane season is forcing North
Carolina officials to reevaluate the tremendous coastal
growth and agricultural development in eastern North
Carolina over the past decade.
Saturday, October 16, 1999
Hurricane Irene Pummels Much of Florida
With 85-mph winds Hurricane Irene barreled ashore
Friday, leaving many Floridians struggling with
blustery winds, heavy downpours, travel headaches
and the threat of flash-flooding.
Sunday, October 3, 1999
Flood Tests a Historic Town
The town of Princeville, N.C., settled by freed slaves in 1865, faces a new struggle for survival after Hurricane Floyd.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999
Floyd Leaves a Toxic Legacy
As the rivers swollen by Hurricane Floyd have
slowly started receding, a new danger awaits
eastern North Carolina: a public and environmental
health hazard that could last for months.
A North Carolina Town’s Divided Waters
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999
N.C. Floods Keep Thousands Homeless
Flood waters of historic
proportions crested in eastern North
Carolina, keeping thousands
from their homes, drowning
hundreds of thousands of farm
animals and cutting a huge swath of human misery that may last for weeks
or even months.
Delivers a Windfall For Some
Monday, Sept. 20, 1999
From Md. to N.C., 250,000 Still Without Power
A quarter-million customers remained without power
Sunday, four days after Hurricane Floyd swept
through, and the Virginia-North Carolina border
braced for rising rivers already far above recorded
In Southeast Virginia, Water Is 10 Feet Deep
Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999
Floyd's N.C. Floods Strand Hundreds
Two days after Hurricane Floyd rattled the
Mid-Atlantic region, Virginia Power reported 51,000
customers without electricity. In Maryland, more
than 149,000 residents were without power.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999
The Many Faces of Floyd
As Hurricane Floyd moved into Canada on Friday with lashing rains and
strong winds, communities along the Atlantic coast continued to suffer
severe flooding and power outages.
Some Floyd Outages Could Last Days
Winds Uproot Seaboard Species
Storm Drowns Maryland Chickens
Tragedy on a Flooded Road
Friday, Sept. 17, 1999
Hurricane Was a Moving Experience
If for nothing else, Hurricane Floyd may be remembered for this benchmark: the historic number of people it sent packing.
North Carolina: No Barrier to Floyd
Floyd Delivers Glancing Blow to Metro Area
Storm Brings Scares, Surprises
Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999
As Carolinas Brace, Floyd Pounds Coast
The fury of Hurricane Floyd began to fray across the Carolina coast late Wednesday night, but the once-ferocious storm's eyewall continued its march toward land, still packing 115 mph winds.
In Land Altered by Storm, Gas Is Key
Floyd: Offspring of La Nina
Pets and Owners Find Shelter From Storm
Region Readies for a Dousing From Floyd
Essay: Washington Prepares to Panic
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999
Floyd Prompts Huge Flight From Coast
Fear spread up the southeast coast Tuesday as Hurricane Floyd, one of the most dangerous storms of the century, pounded the Bahamas and roared toward the Florida shore and beyond.
Space Program Assets Threatened by Storm
Va. on Alert; Floyd Disrupts Trains
Only a Few Stay Behind for Floyd
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999
Florida, Carolinas May Be in Floyd's Path
Hurricane Floyd, a monster storm drawing
comparisons to the devastating hurricanes Hugo and Andrew, bore down
on the Bahamas and the southeast coast of the United States with 155 mph winds approaching catastrophic strength.
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