Joe and Tracey Gendron retrieve personal belongings from their automobile after it was washed away in Monday's flooding caused by Tropical Storm Gaston in the Shockoe Bottom area of Richmond, Va. Hurricane Gaston was a minimal hurricane that made landfall in South Carolina on August 29, 2004. It then crossed North Carolina and Virginia before exiting to the northeast and dissipating. The storm killed nine people – eight of them directly – and caused $130 million (2004 USD) in damage. Gaston produced torrential downpours that inundated Richmond, Virginia.Damage: $130 million (2004 USD).
Nearly 4,400 homes were damaged, with 95 being destroyed. Historic flooding occurred on the James River in Richmond, where nearly a sixth of the town was under water. Four of the five bridges that cross the James River into Richmond were destroyed and the water supply, sewage treatment, electric and gas plants in town were all flooded. Throughout the state, Hurricane Isabel resulted in a damage total of $1.85 billion (2003 USD, $2.17 billion 2008 USD). The hurricane destroyed more than 1,186 homes and 77 businesses, severely damaged 9,110 homes and 333 businesses, and left 107,908 homes Areas affected: Virginia.
May 12, 2015 · Hurricane Information For Richmond, VA. Richmond, VA is in a very low risk hurricane zone. 40 hurricanes have been recorded in the Richmond, VA since 1930. The largest hurricane was Unnamed in 1945. The most recent Richmond, VA hurricane was Ana in 2015. Richmond's Hurricane Memory Lane: Hurricane Agnes, June 1972 Hurricane Joaquin could bring trouble for Richmond. But will it be as bad as one of the city's worst floods?Author: Peter Galuszka, Colby Rogers.