J. H. Rose, Civil Defense Manager for Pitt County, talks on telephone during Hurricane Donna in September of 1960. Hurricane Donna touched every state on the East Coast from Florida to Maine. In North Carolina there were eight deaths and 100 injured with property damage over five million dollars. Image from the Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

J. H. Rose, Civil Defense Manager for Pitt County, talks on telephone during Hurricane Donna in September of 1960. Hurricane Donna touched every state on the East Coast from Florida to Maine. In North Carolina there were eight deaths and 100 injured with property damage over five million dollars. Image from the Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

This Is What an 11-Foot Storm Surge in New York Looked Like in 1960 - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities

This Is What an 11-Foot Storm Surge in New York Looked Like in 1960

This Is What an 11-Foot Storm Surge in New York Looked Like in 1960 - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities

Hurricane Donna killed 3 people when it roared through Hampton Roads early on the morning of Sept 12, 1960, and 55 years later it still holds records for the second highest wind speed and second lowest barometric pressure recorded in the area during a hurricane. But the damage would have been much greater if it hadn't struck at low tide. Check out these archive photos of the storm.

Hurricane Donna killed 3 people when it roared through Hampton Roads early on the morning of Sept 12, 1960, and 55 years later it still holds records for the second highest wind speed and second lowest barometric pressure recorded in the area during a hurricane. But the damage would have been much greater if it hadn't struck at low tide. Check out these archive photos of the storm.

Hurricane Donna A fire tender being driven through a flooded street in New York street in the wake of Hurricane Donna.

13 Vintage Photos of Hurricanes and Their Aftermath

Hurricane Donna A fire tender being driven through a flooded street in New York street in the wake of Hurricane Donna.

Key Colony Beach after Hurricane Donna 9/1960

Key Colony Beach after Hurricane Donna 9/1960

Florida Memory - Families survey damage at trailer park by Hurricane Donna - Fort Myers, Florida 1960

Florida Memory - Families survey damage at trailer park by Hurricane Donna - Fort Myers, Florida 1960

phone booth (Remember those?) in Lakeland after Hurricane Donna, 1960.

phone booth (Remember those?) in Lakeland after Hurricane Donna, 1960.

Hurricane Donna had already clawed out a claim as one of the 20th century's most destructive and deadly storms when it began heading up the Atlantic seaboard from Daytona, Fla., early on the morning on Sept. 11, 1960. Here's the effect it had on Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Hurricane Donna had already clawed out a claim as one of the 20th century's most destructive and deadly storms when it began heading up the Atlantic seaboard from Daytona, Fla., early on the morning on Sept. 11, 1960. Here's the effect it had on Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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