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2013 Damage Reports



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These reports are not intended to be for up to the minute information, rather for future reference.


Tropical Storm Fernand, Aug. 26th

  • Veracruz, Mexico: 13 people drowned from flooding in state of Veracruz.

Tropical Storm Chantal, Jul. 8th through 12th

  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Three dead is the toll of victims in the passing of Tropical Storm Chantal to the south of the Dominican Republic. The storm brought rains that lasted practically all day Wednesday. Yesterday, the Center for Emergency Operations said a baby drowned in the Callejon de Brooklyn of the La Cienaga slum area adjacent to the Ozama River, when early on Wednesday the child fell from its crib to a flooded floor. The COE reported yesterday the death of Felix Antonio Jesus, a 16 year old who drowned in the rising waters of Jayabo River in Villa Tapia, Maria Trinidad Sanchez province. He was out having fun with friends. The first victim of the storm was fireman Juan Ramirez, 26, who drowned when attempting to unclog a sewage drain in Bonao. The COE reported that 8,141 persons had to leave their dwellings and 667 continue in official refugees. 7,474 reportedly took refuge with friends and family. The COE says 1,133 houses were affected by the rains.

Tropical Storm Andrea, Jun. 6th through 9th

  • Florida: In The Acreage, in Palm Beach County, a tornado hits with 100mph winds damaging numerous homes. Pricilla Hastey, 88, who remains in critical condition as of June 8th after a tree fell on her bedroom.
  • Mid-Atlantic: In Myrtle Beach a 19-year-old surfer entered the water with his brother Friday. His board washed ashore, but the teen had not been found and is presumed dead.
  • New England: Andrea dumped 6.64 inches of rain on Gales Ferry, Connecticut. The 4.16 inches that fell on New York City's Central Park was more than double the previous record for the date, set in 1918. The 3.5 inches of rain that fell at Philadelphia International Airport doubled the 1.79 inches that fell in 1904. Newark, New Jersey saw 3.71 inches, breaking the previous mark of 1.11 inches set in 1931. Cars were submerged in floodwaters on Long Island and about 50 residents were displaced by a rising stream in Chester, Pennsylvania. A retaining wall collapsed early Saturday in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood, sending an avalanche of rubble sliding into an apartment building and leaving three families homeless. The storm was blamed for one traffic-related death in Virginia.