Hurricane Bob facts for kids
|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 16, 1991|
|Dissipated||August 29, 1991|
|(Extratropical after August 20)|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||950 mbar (hPa); 28.05 inHg|
|Fatalities||15 direct, 2 indirect|
|Damage||$1.5 billion (1991 USD)|
|Areas affected||North Carolina, Mid-Atlantic states, New England and Atlantic Canada|
|Part of the 1991 Atlantic hurricane season|
It curved to the north-northwest at first. However, after the storm became a hurricane, it turned to the north-northeast on August 17.
The track of Hurricane Bob by August 18 and 19 was similar to 1954's Hurricane Carol, another storm that affected North Carolina and New England. Bob brushed eastern North Carolina on August 18 and early on the 19th.
While Bob affected Rhode Island, the strong winds moved westward into Connecticut. In that state, winds peaked near 75 mph.
The most damage happened in Massachusetts. Total damage there was $1 billion.
Damage from Bob totaled $1.5 billion. Eighteen people were killed as a result of the storm.
The name Bob was retired in the spring of 1992 and replaced with Bill.
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