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Oak Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hurricane Hazel

 
 
Hurricane Hazel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Hurricane Hazel Marker
Inscription. Category 4 storm made landfall at Long Beach, October 15, 1954, with winds over 140 mph & 17-foot surge. Nineteen people killed in N.C.
 
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-109.)
 
Location. 33° 54.667′ N, 78° 4.417′ W. Marker is in Oak Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Country Club Drive (State Highway 133) south of Yaupon Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Island NC 28465, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Caswell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert C. Ruark (approx. 3.1 miles away); Indian Trail Tree (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert Ruark (approx. 3.1 miles away); Catalino Tingzon (approx. 3.2 miles away); Franklin Square (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Caswell (approx. 3.2 miles away); Southport’s First Fire Alarm (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Hurricane Hazel, October 1954. Event Summary from the National Weather Service, Raleigh, NC. (Submitted on February 29, 2008.) 

2. Worst Hurricane in North Carolina: 50 Years Later
Hurricane Hazel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Hurricane Hazel Marker
. 2004 National Geographic News article by Willie Drye. (Submitted on February 29, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 6,163 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 29, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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