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Gloucester Point in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mother Nature Comes Calling

 
 
Mother Nature Comes Calling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Mother Nature Comes Calling Marker
Inscription. Fierce storms often pummel Gloucester Point. Offshore low-pressure systems rotating counterclockwise, generate strong northeasterly winds that hit the east-facing beach head-on. These "nor-easters" are not the only severe storms to visit Gloucester. In the Chesapeake Bay region, the Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through December 1 when low pressure systems form in the tropics, spinning and organizing into storms such as 2003's devastating Isabel (Cat 2).
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 37° 14.743′ N, 76° 30.206′ W. Marker is in Gloucester Point, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greate Road (Virginia Route 1208) and Franklin Road. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Gloucester Point Beach parking area under the Coleman Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester Point VA 23062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Institute of Marine Science (a few steps from this marker); Harvesting Nature's Bounty (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia's First Shots in the Civil War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
View towards the Chesapeake Bay image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. View towards the Chesapeake Bay
line); Freedom is Won (about 300 feet away); To Get to the Other Side (about 400 feet away); Port of Call (about 400 feet away); Gloucester Point (approx. ¼ mile away); Still Defending Virginia’s Shores (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester Point.
 
More about this marker. On the left is an image showing the track of "Hurricane Isabel". On the right are two photos showing the devastating effects of Isabel on "September 18, 2003" and "September 19, 2003".
 
Categories. DisastersNotable Events
 
Gloucester Point Beach image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Gloucester Point Beach
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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