Jersey's Last Hurricane
Larry Cannon of Hatfield, Pa asks:
When was the last direct hit on New Jersey by a Hurricane?
Hurricane landfalls in New Jersey are very rare. In fact, the last hurricane to make landfall in New Jersey was more than 100 years ago, when a 1903 hurricane dubbed "The Vagabond Hurricane" made landfall near Atlantic City as a Category 1 storm. Many other hurricanes and tropical systems have impacted both the Jersey Shore and inland locations of the state, bringing heavy rain, high winds, and increased wave action. So, even though landfalling hurricanes are rare in New Jersey, the state is still vulnerable to tropical storm damage. Storms don't have to touch down on the coast to cause problems!
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