Today Is The 30th Anniversary Of Hurricane Bob

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Bob moving over Cape Cod.  

A hurricane has not had a direct hit on New England since then.  

North Truro saw sustained winds of 100 miles per hour and peak gusts were recorded there at 125.  

The Buzzards Bay shoreline saw storm surges of 12-to-15 feet.  

South-facing beaches on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard were seriously shrunk by erosion.

Cove Road, in Mattapoisett had 29 of 37 homes destroyed, while Angelica Point in Mattapoisett lost 32 of 35 homes.  

The hurricane cost New England about 1.5-billion dollars, and thirteen people died. 

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