The 1913 Atlantic hurricane season was a relatively inactive Atlantic hurricane season during which six tropical cyclones formed, four of which became hurricanes. The first storm developed on June 22, and the last dissipated on October 30. The official start of the season is generally considered to be June 1 with the end being October 31. Due to increased activity over the following decades, the official end of the hurricane season was shifted to November 30.
The first storm of the season was a Category 1hurricane that struck Cancún, Mexico and Padre Island, Texas. The storm produced torrential rains which peaked in Montell, Texas as 20.6 in (523.24 m). At the time this was recorded, it was the highest 24 hour rainfall event recorded in Texas. The rains triggered damaging flooding which killed one person and damaging several buildings. Communications to the area were disrupted for several days following the storm.
The fourth storm was a Category 1 that came ashore near Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The storm produced heavy rains amounting to 2–5 in (51–127 mm) and high winds, mainly along the coastline. Water levels along the coast rose in excess of 10 ft (3 m), causing significant flooding. In Farmville, North Carolina, a warehouse collapsed, killing two boys inside. Three other people were killed in the state. About a mile (1.6 km) of roadways and bridges were washed away by the storm. Crops sustained significant damage throughout the state. Total property losses were estimated at $4–5 million.
The fifth storm of the season was a hurricane that hit Charleston, South Carolina. Although the storm had been a hurricane at landfall, the highest recorded winds were 37 mph (60 km/h). Heavy rains, peaking at 4.88 in (123.95 mm), were recorded along the coast of South Carolina. Little or no damage was reported as a result of the storm.
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