Hurricane GLORIA, Perth Amboy, NJ – 1985
Hurricane GLORIA rips across the Perth Amboy waterfront in 1985. GLORIA was a powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane that formed during the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season and prowled the Atlantic Ocean from September 16 to September 28. GLORIA reached Category Four status near the Bahamas, but weakened significantly by the time it made landfall at North Carolina's Outer Banks. GLORIA closely followed the Mid-Atlantic coastline and made a second landfall on Long Island, and after crossing the Long Island Sound, it made a third landfall in Connecticut.