Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2017 All Rights Reserved OCTOBER 19 PLACE YEAR EVENT ____________________________________________________________________ Norfolk, Va. 1749 Norfolk Hurricane "the likes of this has not been known in the memory of the oldest men." Streets flooded - 30,000 pounds damage. Lower Great Lakes 1844 Famous Lower Lakes Storm. Southwesterly hurricane-force winds blew for 5 hours and pushed lake waters into Buffalo, drowning 200 people. Toronto had 28.86" barometer.