Hurricane Donna in the 1960 Atlantic  season was a Cape Verde-type hurricane which moved across the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispanola, Cuba, The Bahamas, and every state on the East Coast of the United States. Hurricane Donna holds the record for retaining major hurricane status (Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) in the Atlantic Basin for the longest period of time. For nine days, September 2 to September 11, Donna  had maximum sustained winds of at least 115…

Hurricane Donna in the 1960 Atlantic season was a Cape Verde-type hurricane which moved across the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispanola, Cuba, The Bahamas, and every state on the East Coast of the United States. Hurricane Donna holds the record for retaining major hurricane status (Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) in the Atlantic Basin for the longest period of time. For nine days, September 2 to September 11, Donna had maximum sustained winds of at least 115…

▶ Hurricane Donna Hits East Coast of U.S. 1960 Public Domain Footage Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com - YouTube

▶ Hurricane Donna Hits East Coast of U.S. 1960 Public Domain Footage Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com - YouTube

Hurricane Donna A fire tender being driven through a flooded street in New York street in the wake of Hurricane Donna.

Hurricane Donna A fire tender being driven through a flooded street in New York street in the wake of Hurricane Donna.

Hurricane Donna, 1960. This Category 5 hurricane brought storm surges which rose up to 13 feet in the Florida Keys and wind speeds clocking in at 128 mph. It claimed 50 lives in the United States and damaged properties worth $387 million (in 1960 dollars).

Hurricane Donna, 1960. This Category 5 hurricane brought storm surges which rose up to 13 feet in the Florida Keys and wind speeds clocking in at 128 mph. It claimed 50 lives in the United States and damaged properties worth $387 million (in 1960 dollars).

Anson Street after Hurricane Donna in 1960 Historic Charleston Foundation

Anson Street after Hurricane Donna in 1960 Historic Charleston Foundation

Hurricane Donna, 1960 Category 4 Hurricane Donna created the only hurricane-force winds ever recorded across the whole East Coast from Florida to New England.

Hurricane Donna, 1960 Category 4 Hurricane Donna created the only hurricane-force winds ever recorded across the whole East Coast from Florida to New England.

Hurricane Donna had already clawed out a claim as one of the 20th century's most destructive and deadly storms when it began heading up the Atlantic seaboard from Daytona, Fla., early on the morning on Sept. 11, 1960. Here's the effect it had on Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Hurricane Donna had already clawed out a claim as one of the 20th century's most destructive and deadly storms when it began heading up the Atlantic seaboard from Daytona, Fla., early on the morning on Sept. 11, 1960. Here's the effect it had on Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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