::1815 North Carolina hurricane


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The 1815 North Carolina hurricane caused the most severe flooding in New Bern, North Carolina since 1795. First detected east of the Lesser Antilles on 26 August, the disturbance drifted toward the northwestern Leeward Islands, arriving by 29 August. The hurricane soon approached Charleston, South Carolina, on 1 September, and subsequently made landfall near Cape Lookout in North Carolina on 3 September. The gale reached New England by 5 September, departing the region on 6 September. The hurricane caused significant impact even before coming ashore: many vessels were damaged, grounded, capsized, or destroyed offshore throughout the course of the storm. Extensive damage to corn, cotton, and rice crops was also noted. Flood waters brought rivers as much as {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} above normal, inundating streets and structures. Overall, the hurricane inflicted at least 15 deaths throughout its existence,Unknown extension tag "ref" and more than $60,000 (1815 USD) in property damage.Unknown extension tag "ref"

1815 North Carolina hurricane sections
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