It made landfall near Galveston, Texas, as a Category 2 hurricane.
In 2005, hurricanes were not only more severe, but also set records for the sheer number that made landfall.
Attached to the chief islands are, on the extreme N., Landfall Islands, separated by the navigable Cleugh Passage; Interview Island, separated by the very narrow but navigable Interview Passage, off the W.
It is possible that Professor Fernald may show conclusively that Leif's landfall was north of the St Lawrence.
The Danish antiquarian Rafn, in his monumental Antiquitates Ainericanae, published in 1837, and much discussed in America at that time, held for Rhode Island as Leif's landfall and the locality of Thorfinn's colony.
San Salvador, however, claims historical precedence as the landfall of Columbus on his memorable voyage.
Everything needs to be ready, especially if the hurricane shifts to make landfall.
Watling Island is generally accepted as the landfall.
The British squadrons either stopped the relieving forces at their point of departure, or baffled, when they did not take them, at their landfall.
21 st) of October 1492, when Christopher Columbus, the Genoese, made his landfall on the island of Guanahani, now identified with Watling Island in the Bahamas.