A Category 3 hurricane made landfall in LA on this date in 1860 – ~50 fatalities reported. Most rice, sugar cane and corn also destroyed. pic.twitter.com/w14ZyhwEj0
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) August 11, 2017
1940: A Category 2 hurricane struck the Georgia and South Carolina coast. A 13-foot storm tide was measured along the South Carolina coast, while over 15 inches of rain fell across northern North Carolina. Significant flooding and landslides struck Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia during the system’s slow trek as a weakening tropical storm, and then as an extratropical cyclone, through the Southeast. The landslides which struck North Carolina were considered a once in a century event.
Source: Southeast Hurricane: August 10-18, 1940 by the Weather Prediction Center.
1999: An F2 tornado touched down in the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City. The tornado lasted ten minutes and killed one person, injured more than 80 people, and caused more than $170 million in damages. It was the most destructive tornado in Utah’s history and awakened the entire state’s population to the fact that the Beehive State does experience tornadoes.