Your question: What was the largest hurricane to hit Pennsylvania?

Has Pennsylvania ever been hit by a hurricane?

September 1, 1952 – Tropical Storm Able affected Pennsylvania as a tropical storm and tropical depression after making landfall in South Carolina as a hurricane.

Has Philadelphia ever been hit by a hurricane?

The last time was in 1902, after it was carried away in that year’s great flood. Hurricane Diane breached the dam in August 1955. Hurricanes Connie and Diane struck the Greater Philadelphia region within a week of one another.

Where did the hurricane hit in Pennsylvania?

Hurricane Ida, PA: Dover Township among hardest hit, ‘Disaster Emergency’ declared. Tropical Storm Ida slammed into Pennsylvania Wednesday, resulting in the third highest rainfall recorded in the area. According to the National Weather Service, Dover was one of the worst hit, taking on 7.13 inches.

What’s the worst hurricane on record?

The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history was the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, a Category 4 storm that essentially obliterated the city of Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900.

What are the two worst natural disasters that happened in Pennsylvania?

The two deadliest, both of which occurred on May 31, were the Johnstown Flood of 1889 (2200+ fatalities) and the Great Pennsylvania Tornado of 1985 (65 fatalities) [credit Washington Post/Capital Weather Gang].

Did Philly get hit by Ida?

Philadelphians are taking stock of damage after record-high floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ida filled their homes and businesses. Northwest Philly’s Manayunk neighborhood was hit especially hard.

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