List of North Carolina Hurricanes (1950–1979) - 1960s


  • July 29, 1960 – Crossing the eastern portion of the state, Tropical Storm Brenda produces locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds.
  • September 12, 1960 – Hurricane Donna moves across the Outer Banks, causing heavy damage from the combination of high winds and waves. Up to a distance of 50 miles (80 km) inland, strong winds down trees and crops, and damage in the state totals $56.5 million (1960 USD, $422 million 2008 USD). Across the state, over 100 people are injured, and eight people are killed, of which five directly.
  • September 14, 1961 – A tropical storm strikes the state, though no serious damage is reported.
  • September 20, 1961 – Hurricane Esther passes offshore with slightly above normal tides and light winds.
  • September 28, 1962 – Tropical Storm Alma attains hurricane status near the Outer Banks, though winds on land are minor, and little damage is reported.
  • October 12, 1962 – The interaction between Hurricane Ella and a high pressure system produces above normal tides and beach erosion along the coastline.
  • October, 1963 – Hurricane Ginny affects the coastline for about a week with rough winds, which cause severe beach erosion; the hurricane destroys one house, though overall damage was limited.
  • August 30, 1964 – Former Hurricane Cleo enters the state as a tropical depression, spawning several tornadoes and dropping heavy rainfall.
  • September 13, 1964 – Paralleling the coastline just offshore, Tropical Storm Dora causes some beach erosion and precipitation.
  • September 21, 1964 – Hurricane Gladys causes high tides along the coastline.
  • October 5, 1964 – The remnants of Hurricane Hilda drop moderate to heavy precipitation across the state.
  • October 16, 1964 – Hurricane Isbell makes landfall near Morehead City with gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall; damage is minor.
  • June 16, 1965 – A former tropical storm crosses through the state.
  • September 12, 1965 – After becoming extratropical over the Ohio Valley, the remnants of Hurricane Betsy bring light rainfall to the state.
  • June 11, 1966 – Hurricane Alma parallels the coastline offshore, producing above normal tides and moderate precipitation.
  • August 29, 1966 – Rough seas from Hurricane Faith cause four drownings along the coastline.
  • September 16, 1967 – Tropical Storm Doria enters the state from the northeast with slightly above normal tides; damage is minor.
  • June 9, 1968 – Former Hurricane Abby moves across much of the state, dropping moderate precipitation and spawning a tornado near Charlotte.
  • October 19, 1968 – Hurricane Gladys passes just offshore, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall across the state; the rainfall is beneficial due to previously dry conditions.
  • August 20, 1969 – The remnants of Hurricane Camille drop light rainfall across the western portion of the state.
  • September 9, 1969 – Hurricane Gerda brushes the coastline with light winds and rainfall.
  • September 24, 1969 – A tropical depression brings light precipitation to much of the state.
  • October 15, 1969 – Originally predicted to strike the Outer Banks, Hurricane Kara passes offshore, only affecting small craft.

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