It has been eight years since the US was hit by a major hurricane.
Hurricane expert Barack Obama says that storms are getting stronger, and that none of his subjects in his kingdom are allowed to disagree with him.
Hurricane Six Category 3 hurricane
The 6th storm of the season, known as the 1893 Sea Islands Hurricane, formed near Cape Verde on August 15. The storm moved generally westward for the first 11 days of its life, during which it strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane. As it approached the Bahamas, it moved more northwestward, paralleling the coast of Florida. The storm hit near Savannah, Georgia and was responsible for the deaths of 2000 people. It moved northeastward, and underwent extratropical transition on August 31. This hurricane was one of four active hurricanes on August 22.
Hurricane Ten Category 4 hurricane
The 10th storm of the season, known as the Cheniere Caminada Hurricane began on September 27 in the western Caribbean Sea. After hitting the northeastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula as a Category 2 hurricane, it moved through the Gulf of Mexico. As it approached the southeast coast of Louisiana, it rapidly strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane, and hit land on October 2. It moved through Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas before dissipating at sea. This storm was one of the first hurricanes to officially receive a Category 4 designation on the modern Saffir-Simpson scale. It killed 2000 people and caused around $5 million (1893 dollars) in damage.
Andy DC adds:
February 2, 2013 at 1:47 am
There was a 3rd major hurriane in 1893 that took a Hazel-like path from Myrtle Beach, SC to New York State around mid-October.
Also a CAT 2 hitting Alabama and an 80 mph hurricane that made landfall near New York City. All in 1893.