Hurricane Carol facts for kids
|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 25, 1954|
|Dissipated||September 1, 1954|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||957 mbar (hPa); 28.26 inHg|
|Damage||$460 million (1954 USD)|
|Areas affected||Bahamas, North Carolina, New York, New England, southern Quebec|
|Part of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season|
Carol was like the New England Hurricane of 1938. Both were fast-moving storms. They also both hit the same area. Carol was the most damaging United States hurricane at the time.
Hurricane Carol was later retired (meaning it was not used for any more hurricanes afterwards) due to the impact in New England. The name "Carol" was the first name to be retired from the Atlantic hurricane name lists.
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Storm surge from Hurricane Carol in Connecticut.
Hurricane Carol Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.