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August 7[edit]

1979: Several tornadoes killed 2 people in the Woodstock, Ontario area.

August 8[edit]

1899: Hurricane San Ciriaco began crossing the island of Puerto Rico, eventually killing more than 3,000 people. The storm had an accumulated cyclone energy of 73.57, the highest on record in the Atlantic basin.

August 9[edit]

1878: The deadliest tornado in Connecticut history, and one of the worst ever in the Northeastern United States, destroyed the town of Wallingford, killing 34 people.

August 10[edit]

1856: A hurricane destroyed a resort on Last Island, Louisiana, killing more than 200 people.

August 11[edit]

1979: A dam in the Rajkot district of Gujarat, India failed due to major flooding, resulting in the deaths of thousands.

August 12[edit]

1955: Hurricane Connie made landfall in North Carolina. Five days later, Hurricane Diane would strike the same area, causing catastrophic flooding throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions of the United States.

August 13[edit]

1916: The dam holding back Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County, North Carolina failed due to severe flooding.