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Hurricane David

 
 
Hurricane David Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 10, 2022
1. Hurricane David Marker
Inscription.  Hurricane David, a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 175 mph, formed in the Caribbean in late August 1979, made landfall in the United States and moved up the East Coast. It made a direct hit on Baltimore on September 5 and, though downgraded to a tropical storm, dumped more than 8 inches of rain in a short time. Mount Washington suffered extensive damage. The Western Run stream, adjacent to the Arboretum on its southern side, overran its banks and flooded the area, then the site of the Mount ground floor of the complex was flooded and cars were washed away. Several years later, the apartments were condemned by the city and demolished, leaving an empty lot that two decades later would become the Arboretum. To guard against future To guard against future floods, the Arboretum has several walls and berms built perpendicular to the flow of of water.
 
Erected by Mount Washington Preservation Trust, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersHorticulture & ForestryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1979.
 
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39° 21.987′ N, 76° 39.419′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Mount Washington. Marker can be reached from Tanbark Drive west of Lochlea Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1810 Tanbark Dr, Baltimore MD 21209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rita Genecin Garden (a few steps from this marker); Dawn Redwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Washington Apiary (within shouting distance of this marker); Pond and Bog Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nursery (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Mount Washington Arboretum (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Supporters (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Washington Arboretum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Hurricane David Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 10, 2022
2. Hurricane David Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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