List of Maryland Hurricanes (1980–present) - 1995–1999


  • June 6, 1995 – The remnants of Hurricane Allison produce light showers in some locations, amounting to less than an inch.
  • August 6, 1995 – Remnant moisture from Hurricane Erin produces 4.53 in (115 mm) of rainfall in Chestertown.
  • October 3, 1995 – The remnants of Hurricane Opal track well west of Maryland, producing light rainfall across the entire state. Moderate winds downed trees and tree limbs onto Maryland Route 495. The system spawns numerous tornadoes, the most notable of which contains winds of 150 mph (240 km/h); this particular tornado results in three injuries and damages over 100 homes.
  • July 13, 1996 – Tropical Storm Bertha passes over the state producing wind gusts peaking at 63 mph (101 km/h) at Ocean City. Several trees and power lines are downed resulting in scattered power outages and property damage. In Dorchester, one tornado is confirmed. Also, rainfall of up to 5 in (130 mm) causes some street flooding.
  • September 6, 1996 – Tropical Storm Fran tracks west of the state, spawning wind gusts of up to 55 mph (89 km/h) which, combined with saturated soil, downs numerous trees. Along the Chesapeake Bay, a storm surge of up to 6 ft (1.8 m) inundates coastal communities. This causes tidal flooding which results in one injury and forces several people to evacuate. The heavy rainfall severely floods the Potomac River, damaging over 500 homes and destroying nearly 450 acres (1.8 km2) of corn and soy crops. As a result of Fran, one death is reported, and $50 million (1996 USD, $68 million 2008 USD) in damage is blamed on the storm.
  • October 8, 1996 – Moisture from Tropical Storm Josephine moves northward along the East Coast. Up to 3.5 in (89 mm) of rainfall is reported, resulting in the flooding of numerous roads. The Coast Guard station in Ocean City records a wind gust of 77 mph (124 km/h) which results in several downed trees and power lines. The winds break lose a 160 ft (49 m) barge from its moorings.
  • July 24, 1997 – Tropical Storm Danny passes south of the state, dropping up to 5 in (130 mm) in southernmost locations. Because of a previous drought, there are no reports of flooding except for minor drainage ditch overflows.
  • August 5, 1998 – The remnants of Hurricane Earl track south of the state, producing light rainfall on the Delmarva Peninsula.
  • August 28, 1998 – Assateague Island reports 2.37 in (60 mm) of rainfall from Hurricane Bonnie which tracks offshore in the Atlantic.
  • September 4, 1999 – The remnants of Hurricane Dennis drop heavy rainfall which surpasses 4 in (100 mm) and flooding. On the coast of Maryland, tides were up to 3 ft (0.91 m) above average. In Havre de Grace, four people were seriously injured when a car crossed the median and slammed into an oncoming vehicle, which is blamed on heavy rainfall. Two or more lightning strikes leave over 6,700 people without power.
  • September 15, 1999 – Hurricane Floyd parallels the shore of the Delmarva Peninsula as a tropical storm. Chestertown, reports a maximum rainfall total of 14 inches (350 mm), with other locales reporting similar values. Extreme river flooding causes moderate damage to bridges and roads, resulting in a damage toll of $7.9 million (1999 USD, $10 million 2008 USD) throughout the state. In addition, over 250,000 residents are without electricity because of high winds blowing down power lines. More than 28 people are forced to be rescued by boat as a result of severe flooding. Nine other people were are from an apartment building near Great Mills. Two people are injured and one person is killed by carbon monoxide after losing power and running a generator inside their home. Also, a 12 year old boy is caught in flood waters and is swept a half mile (800 m) down a drainage ditch before being rescued and treated for hypothermia.
  • October 17, 1999 – Showers from Hurricane Irene are reported, totaling to 1.29 in (33 mm) in some places.

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