Hurricane Kate's 22nd Anniversary

By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email
By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email

We're coming up on a date that many people will not soon forget.

It was 22 years ago on November 22, 1985 when Hurricane Kate made landfall near Apalachicola and paved a path of destruction through North Florida and South Georgia. Kate weakened to a tropical storm by the time it reached Tallahassee, but even those winds in our heavily-wooded area caused power outages for weeks. Since Kate, only the March Superstorm of 1993 and Hurricane Dennis in July 2004 caused as much or more damage along the coast.


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  • by Joseph Location: Cairo, GA on Feb 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM
    I was four years old and the night Kate came in was the most terrifying one in my life, so far. I remember I lived on block 300 of East Clay St. in Thomasville, at the time. Kate blew the whole chimney and roof off my home, and flooded the street almost 3 feet deep.
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