List of New England Hurricanes - Deadliest Storms

Deadliest Storms

Some tropical cyclones that have impacted New England have resulted in fatalities in the region. The most notorious and deadly of these storms is the 1938 New England hurricane which killed between 682 and 800 people. This list includes all tropical cyclones that have resulted in at least 10 deaths in New England. Some storms before the early 20th century may not have an accurate death toll due to lack of available data.

Name Year Number of deaths
Unnamed 1938 682-800
1849 New England hurricane 1849 143
1927 October tropical storm 1927 85
Hurricane Carol 1954 68
1778 New England hurricane 1778 50-70
Unnamed 1635 46+
Unnamed 1944 ≥46
Unnamed 1815 38+
Hurricane Edna 1954 28
Unnamed 1821 17
Hurricane Bob 1991 17
Hurricane Irene 2011 16
Unnamed 1991 13
Hurricane Dog 1950 12

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