In recent years Gloucester County has been affected by storm events that have caused significant flooding. Hurricane Isabel in 2003 created a tidal surge of 6.4 feet at Gloucester Point. Tropical Storm Ernesto in 2006 brought 5 to 8 inches of rainfall, and tides 4 to 5 feet above normal. Hurricane Irene in 2011 caused flooding in parts of Gloucester County. Most recently Hurricane Sandy in 2012 battered the East Coast, leaving a vast trail of destruction from the Carolinas to Maine. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second costliest hurricane in United States history.
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