Hurricane Gloria facts for kids
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 16, 1985|
|Dissipated||October 2, 1985|
|(Extratropical after September 28)|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 145 mph (230 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||919 mbar (hPa); 27.14 inHg|
|Damage||$900 million (1985 USD)|
|Areas affected||North Carolina, Mid-Atlantic states, Long Island, New England, Atlantic Canada|
|Part of the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season|
The storm started as a tropical depression on September 16; it became Tropical Storm Gloria on September 17.
On September 18, it weakened back to a tropical depression. Two days later, it became a tropical storm again.
After being a weak tropical cyclone for several days, on September 22, Gloria became a hurricane. It quickly became stronger on September 24; the next day, its winds peaked at 145 mph. A 2008 reanalysis later found the winds had been even stronger.
On September 27, the hurricane struck eastern North Carolina as a Category 2 storm. It then moved up the East Coast of the United States. Later that day, the storm struck western Long Island, with winds of 85 mph. One hour after striking Long Island, it hit near Westport, Connecticut.
Gloria moved northeast through Atlantic Canada.
Damage from the storm was $900 million.
The death toll from the storm was fourteen.
The name Gloria was later retired and replaced with Grace.
Images for kids
Flooding from Hurricane Gloria in Cape May Point, New Jersey
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