STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER George Washington's Hurricane
On July 23-24, 1788 a hurricane moved through the Mid-Atlantic States. That storm is often referenced as the George Washington Hurricane as it was mentioned in his diary. As the storm approached Virgi... Posted on 8/14/13 at 8:42 PM
ROCKY HILL, Conn. — Floodwaters triggered when Tropical Storm Irene tore through the East Coast nearly a week ago have inundated farmland in the Connecticut River Valley, ruining crops in Connecticut and Massachusetts just before harvest and washing away valuable topsoil.
STONEWALL, N.C. — Far from the beach towns that took Hurricane Irene’s first hit, the storm inflicted some of its worst damage on inland farms as crops were pummeled by wind, scalded by salt spray and submerged by floodwaters. Some farmers are reporting total losses.
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