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By David Healey,Bernadette Woods

Even ahead of John Smith's group weathered its first squall, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries were ravaged by way of every kind of typhoon possible. A 1769 typhoon altered the process historical past, demolishing the transport channels of Charlestown and making Baltimore the dominant port. A once-in-five-hundred-years typhoon, Tropical typhoon Agnes, left greater than seventy humans lifeless and devastated the ecology of the bay. sooner than the blizzards of 2009 and 2010, the snowstorm list used to be held by way of the combo of the good japanese snowstorm of 1899, which blew the water out of the bay, and the nice White storm, which stranded the oyster fleet of Baltimore in ft of ice. subscribe to writer David Healey as he retains a watch to the purple horizon and chronicles the main notable storms to churn the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

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