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His father walked to work from the house he built in Lake Park in 1959, the year before Hurricane Donna slammed Naples. The house survived.
They later owned Western Auto and, following Hurricane Donna in 1960, opened the Marathon Auto Supply Co. under the Big A Auto franchise.
When I was a child, Hurricane Donna blew the neighbor's tree onto my family's Queens, New York, garage, making the whole structure unstable - it looked like a parallelogram.
It was flooded when Hurricane Donna hit Everglades City in 1960. "The water was 5 feet tall," said Flick, a longtime Florida resident.
In between that time there will also be the unveiling of a new, permanent indoor exhibit that focuses on the pioneer period of the island's history, which Bell defines as 1870 to 1960 when Hurricane Donna destroyed almost all of the pioneer settlements ...
Battery Park, New York City, NY recorded a new record high water level of 13.88 feet, 3.86 feet past the old record set back during Hurricane Donna in 1960. A buoy off New York harbor recorded a wave of over 32 feet in height. Wind gusts peaked just ...
Battery Park, New York City, NY recorded a new record high water level of 13.88 feet, 3.86 feet past the old record set back during Hurricane Donna in 1960. A buoy off New York harbor recorded a wave of over 32 feet in height. Wind gusts peaked just ...
October 29, 2012 - The surge level at Battery Park in New York tops 13.88 feet at 9:24 pm surpassing the old record of 10.02 feet, set by Hurricane Donna in 1960. October 29, 2012 - New York harbor's surf reaches a record level when a buoy measures a ...
When Hurricane Donna roared through in 1960, grandma's Moorcroft lamp got tucked in a closet, along with all the drapes; the piano and oriental carpet were placed on blocks in the event of flooding.
I can remember Hurricane Donna back in 1960, and that was - I was 14 years old, and it was kind of - that's one of the first memories I have of a strong storm," he said.
October 29, 2012 - The surge level at Battery Park in New York tops 13.88 feet at 9:24 pm surpassing the old record of 10.02 feet, set by Hurricane Donna in 1960. October 29, 2012 - New York harbor's surf reaches a record level when a buoy measures a ...
When Hurricane Donna roared through in 1960, grandma's Moorcroft lamp got tucked in a closet, along with all the drapes; the piano and oriental carpet were placed on blocks in the event of flooding.
I can remember Hurricane Donna back in 1960, and that was - I was 14 years old, and it was kind of - that's one of the first memories I have of a strong storm," he said.
A dreary prospect, but one that's lightened by the knowledge that, once again, we lucked out. For all this damage, no wind-speed records were set.
This week's hurricane that tracked Florida's east coast conjured up some fading memories of 1960, when Hurricane Donna hit the Naples area. Here's a memory challenge: How many organizations can you name that have been around Naples even longer?
My grandmother was washed out of her house in Islamorada in Hurricane Donna in 1960. How she lived through it was only through God's will.
As long as records have been kept, since 1923, Daytona Beach never had a sustained wind stronger than 99 mph, a record from Hurricane Donna that has stood for more than a half century. So with a history like that, people count on lucking out every ...
Hurricane Donna - This 1960 storm still holds the record for sustaining hurricane force winds through Florida, the Mid-Atlantic, and New England.
1960: Hurricane Donna slammed into the Florida Keys in 1960 with wind speeds of 200 mph. It then struck southwest Florida, taking a northeasterly path as it crossed the state until it reached Volusia and Flagler.
A 40-foot semi-trailer tuck was blown out of control on the Edison Bridge in Fort Myers by 80 mph winds of Hurricane Donna on Sept.
40-foot semi-trailer tuck was blown out of control on the Edison Bridge by 80-mile winds of Hurricane Donna at Fort Myers, Florida on Sept.
A hurricane has not brought hurricane conditions to every state along the east coast since Hurricane Donna in 1960. Matthew could take a similar path.
Hurricane Donna hit Everglades City in 1960 and flooded most of the town, including the bank. Five feet of water covered the historic building's beautiful hardwood floors, and all of the money inside the vault - $1 million - was soaked, so the bank ...
I also remembered the trees: the cherry whose branches formed a natural hammock, and the apple whose trunk I walked up and jumped off into the Siegels' yard after it blew down onto the fence during Hurricane Donna. I didn't want to overstep, but I ...
Hurricane Donna - 1960. Donna was like many other hurricanes, and it didn't take an unusual path. Donna's claim to fame is the only hurricane on record to produce hurricane-force winds in Florida, the Mid-Atlantic and in New England!
But after Hurricane Donna swept through the Herren's backyard in 1960, the family moved to Naples. Jane Herren's birthday cake at her 100th birthday party at Arbor Trace in North Naples on Friday, Sept.
In 1960, my grandmother was washed out of their house on the ocean in front of Alligator Light at Islamorada during Hurricane Donna. She was lucky to survive, having spent the night at the top of a tree after what was then-called a '20-foot tidal wave ...
High winds from Hurricane Donna force the waters of Biscayne Bay into huge waves high in the air as palm trees on shore sway and bend in Miami, Fla.
In 1960, along came Hurricane Donna, which passed over the Florida Keys. On one of the posts that Lamp had installed in his cut, a nail jutted out, and after the storm had passed, Lamp motored through his favorite shortcut and received a surprise.
Hurricane Donna landed at Nantucket and the region one year before Esther in 1960. Donna recorded a peak wind gust of 110 mph at New Bedford Airport.
It is probably inevitable that someday we will suffer another Hurricane Donna, Andrew or Wilma. Prepare your landscapes by properly pruning your trees and plants and you'll increase the odds of keeping all of them intact.
The canal system, which was constructed in response to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Donna in 1960, will redirect the entire flow of the river away from Temple Terrace and Tampa.
Formed in 1960 by the winds and waves of Hurricane Donna, the three-quarter-mile-long sand bar connects to Little Water Cay (pronounced "key"), which, because it is uninhabited, has become the de facto sanctuary for the endangered Turks and Caicos ...
1960 - Hurricane Donna kills 148 people in Caribbean and US. 1971 - Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, killing 109.
Phillips' first storm was Hurricane Donna in 1960. She's seen lots of storms since then, she said from her porch swing.
Formed in 1960 by the winds and waves of Hurricane Donna, the three-quarter-mile-long sand bar connects to Little Water Cay (pronounced "key"), which, because it is uninhabited, has become the de facto sanctuary for the endangered Turks and Caicos ...
Formed in 1960 by the winds and waves of Hurricane Donna, the three-quarter-mile-long sand bar connects to Little Water Cay (pronounced "key"), which, because it is uninhabited, has become the de facto sanctuary for the endangered Turks and Caicos ...
Joe Pinder, a Florida Keys native who survived two major hurricanes and six years as the only Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy in the Upper Keys, has died at age 86.
He was a deputy when he rode out Hurricane Donna in 1960, a storm that washed out Keys bridges. Mr. Pinder also worked at Cheeca Lodge and ran an appliance business when air-conditioning was new technology.
Gaynor's favorite piece is the medallion of the Naples Pier, which her parents paid some $130,000 to rebuild after Hurricane Donna ravaged it in 1960. She's given a countless number of medallions as gifts to family and friends, from key chains to ...
But after Hurricane Donna blew through the area in 1960, Everglades City was seen as too vulnerable, small and remote to be the growing county's business and government center.
Unlike tornadoes, hurricanes pack a double punch, with powerful winds and devastating storm surge. But which force is more deadly, wind or water?
Prior to a narrow brush with Hurricane Gloria in 1985, the Vineyard hadn't received a direct hit since Hurricane Donna in 1960.
Unlike tornadoes, hurricanes pack a double punch, with powerful winds and devastating storm surge. But which force is more deadly, wind or water?
DeAnne of Woodbury writes: "Thanks, Your Late Night Lady, for encouraging readers to share their family stories. "Over the years, I have been writing down my family history.
Sarasota and Manatee counties have not seen a hurricane impact since Hurricane Donna in 1960. This is 46 years past the typical return period for this area, which is on average every 10 years.
Hurricane Donna was tracked by Sarasota schoolchildren, most of whom were born in northern states, after it formed near the Cape Verde Islands off Africa in late August.
Enduring the Category 4 hurricane's fury was a life-changing experience. I'll never forget hunkering down with my husband in a coat closet in our home in Charlotte County on Aug. 13, 2004.
Enduring the Category 4 hurricane's fury was a life-changing experience. I'll never forget hunkering down with my husband in a coat closet in our home in Charlotte County on Aug. 13, 2004.
Hurricane Donna showed the country just how unpredictable tropical cyclones can be. Because of its impact on so many people, the name Donna was retired.


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