388 MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW DECEXBEB 1953 HURRICANES OF 1953

Abstract

The hurricane season of 1953 was about normal in the number of storms, with a total of eight. Four reached the coast of the United States, but only two of them were of hurricane force and these were not particularly severe. This resulted in only one death and damage estimated at about $6,000,000. Hurricane Carol did $1,000,000 damages to fishing craft along the New England coast and caused some destruction in the Canadian Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Edna caused quite a lot of damage at Bermuda, but no dollar estimates have been received. In addition to the wind damage, storm Hazel, that crossed southern Florida October 9, produced heavy rains which added to the flooded conditions in the river valleys of central and northeastern Florida, but it was not possibl

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