1979 - Hurricane David Dates active: August 25 - September 8 Peak classification: Category 5 Sustained wind speed: 175 mph (280 km/h) Areas affected: The Caribbean, United States East Coast Deaths: 2,068 Damage: $1.54 billion (Pictured) A rubbish fire smolders between uprooted hulks of trees while, in the background, homeless Dominicans live in a tent camp provided by U.S. aid on Nov. 8, 1979 in Roseau, Dominica. The island was ravaged by Hurricane David in August 1979.
One of the first Canadian aces of the war, F/O Allan B "Benjy" Angus of No 85 Squadron RAF was killed in combat with 1/JG27 at 15.00, aged 22, when Hurricane Mk I VY-C was shot down southwest of Lille after claiming 2 victories on 16 May 1940. The citation of the DFC he received on 31 May recorded that he had claimed 5 enemy aircraft destroyed, including a He 111 he shared with P/O William D "Dennis" David of No 87 Squadron RAF on 14 May.
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Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard looks back to see the puck drop in the net for a goal off the stick of Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Louisiana is under a state of emergency after a series of tornadoes smashed homes and businesses in the southeastern part of the state. Thousands lost power. Some of the worst damage was in the New Orleans area, including neighborhoods hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. David Begnaud reports.
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"Architect David G. Brooks and his brother, Edward B. Brooks, designed this Meyerland home in 1965. It was built for David Brooks and his family and was sold to its second owners in 1996. It will be one of six homes on the Rice Design Alliance Tour. The annual architectural tour will show how architecture, interiors and landscaping can cope with heavy rains, tropical storms, and even hurricanes. Homes will be open to the public March 25-26, 2017."