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Hyannis in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hurricane Bob

5 ft, 8 in 8/20/1991

 

— Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis —

 
Hurricane Bob Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 3, 2020
1. Hurricane Bob Marker
Inscription.  

The red arrow above is approximately 5 feet, 8 inches above sea level, the highest known flood height at Hyannis Harbor. This flood occurred during Hurricane Bob and was a Category 2 Hurricane that made landfall on August 20, 1991. It was estimated to cost $1 billion in damages in Massachusetts alone and left 60% of the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts without power. Storm surge was estimated at 10 to 15 feet in Buzzards Bay.

Be prepared for severe storms. Purchase a flood insurance policy and learn how to protect your family and property from flooding. For more information, visit the websites below.

FEMA National Flood Insurance Website
www.floodsmart.gov

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
www.capecodextension.org

 
Erected by County of Barnstable.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 41° 38.925′ N, 70° 16.782′ W. Marker is in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Ocean Street
Hurricane Bob Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 3, 2020
2. Hurricane Bob Marker
0.2 miles south of South Street. The marker is located at the southeast part of Bismore Park, across from the wharf. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hyannis MA 02601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hyannis Harbor (a few steps from this marker); Ralph P. Bismore (a few steps from this marker); HyArts Artist Shanties (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Museum (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 50 Years Of Peace Corps (about 800 feet away); Peace Corps Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hyannis Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Seashore (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyannis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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