October 15, 1954 – Hurricane Hazel makes U.S. landfall; it is the only recorded Category 4 hurricane to strike as far north as North Carolina. The Weston Golf Club was left submerged after the Humber River burst its banks during Hurricane Hazel in Toronto.

October 15, 1954 – Hurricane Hazel makes U.S. landfall; it is the only recorded Category 4 hurricane to strike as far north as North Carolina. The Weston Golf Club was left submerged after the Humber River burst its banks during Hurricane Hazel in Toronto.

Autumn centre pieces: festive array of seasonal autumnal offerings like pinecones, hazel nuts and colourful segments of dried oranges and rosehips

Autumn centre pieces: festive array of seasonal autumnal offerings like pinecones, hazel nuts and colourful segments of dried oranges and rosehips

October 5 - October 18, 1954:  Hurricane Hazel.  Hazel blazes a trail of destruction from Jamaica through the United States Eastern Coast up to and through Canada.

October 5 - October 18, 1954: Hurricane Hazel. Hazel blazes a trail of destruction from Jamaica through the United States Eastern Coast up to and through Canada.

On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel makes for a terrible day for the entire country. One county in rural North Carolina takes the most direct hit.

Hurricane Hazel

On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel makes for a terrible day for the entire country. One county in rural North Carolina takes the most direct hit.

This October 1955 image shows the old Trinity Methodist Church, which had torn down its steeple months earlier after Hurricane Hazel damaged it beyond repair the year before. Next to the Church Hill building is the used car lot owned by Howard H. Hughes, aka “Mad Man Dapper Dan,” who was an eccentric and flamboyant Richmond businessman. In 1965 he had the “Half Moon” house built for his family on Cherokee Road overlooking the James River.

This October 1955 image shows the old Trinity Methodist Church, which had torn down its steeple months earlier after Hurricane Hazel damaged it beyond repair the year before. Next to the Church Hill building is the used car lot owned by Howard H. Hughes, aka “Mad Man Dapper Dan,” who was an eccentric and flamboyant Richmond businessman. In 1965 he had the “Half Moon” house built for his family on Cherokee Road overlooking the James River.

Stories from Hurricane Hazel

Hurricane Hazel

Stories from Hurricane Hazel

toronto - hurricane hazel - 1954 -sad

toronto - hurricane hazel - 1954 -sad

Stories from Hurricane Hazel

Hurricane Hazel

hurricane hazel | Hurricane Hazel Track - Click to enlarge

hurricane hazel | Hurricane Hazel Track - Click to enlarge

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