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Hurricane Agnes

Hurricane Agnes was the first tropical storm and first hurricane of 1972 Atlantic hurricane season.

A rare June hurricane, it made landfall on Florida before moving northeastward and hitting New England as a tropical storm, with the worst damage occurring in parts of northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

Agnes brought heavy rainfall along its path, killing 129 and causing $11.6 billion (2005 US dollars) in damage.

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