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Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (United States ...
1. The National Hurricane Center's Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Sustained Wind Scale: Category (Cat) 1: 74 - 95 MPH; Cat 2: 96 - 110 MPH; Cat 3: 111 - 129 MPH (major); Cat 4: 130 - 156 MPH (major); Cat 5: 157 MPH or higher (major). 2. Sept. 21, 1938, the "Great Hurricane" hit. Striking during at high ...

All I could think of was that old joke on New England Yankees' speech: "You can't get the-uh from he-uh." I reached my wife by phone and she drove out of the neighborhood and reported that police were still blocking Bungay Road but were letting a few cars through. I drove back and, sure enough, ...
... the inevitable white-painted or shake-shingled buildings that once dotted the New England shore. There are still people who remember the Bluffs when the building opened in 1935, and offered amusement park rides, dancing, roller skating and bowling. The Bluffs was torn apart in the Hurricane of 1938, ...
But while the past weekend's Nor'Easter wasn't pretty, it can't compare to the hurricane that rocked New London eighty years ago. Known as "The Great New England Hurricane of 1938," the storm caused a fire that destroyed a long stretch of Bank St., including the property where the New London Fire ...
Looking back, the eagle became airborne during the 1938 hurricane that tossed sailboats onto main streets in New England coastal towns, and fell to the ground in the Blizzard of 1978, which gets capitalized these days because it was so severe. That makes the tally five times that the eagle has flown.

"The water flooded right up through the town, a lot of the buildings, you know, water almost up to the top," Maureen says of downtown Wareham, while sharing details of the Great Hurricane of 1938. That was a Category 3 storm that killed 600 people in the Northeast. Maureen's street, where her family has ...
I'm a New Englander, born and raised. We love our fall foliage, and even those of us who have witnessed it for decades look in awe as the trees change colors, especially during peak season. I get excited each time I notice that local roads and highways are ablaze with red, orange and yellow trees, and I ...
A 2008 study by the California firm Risk Management Solutions estimated the damage that would occur if the 1938 hurricane came through New England today. "Insured losses from wind, storm surge, and flooding would total approximately $40 billion to $55 billion, including losses to both the private ...
Parts of New England certainly felt the effects of Jose this week, as the hurricane drifted offshore up the East Coast. But it was nothing compared to the devastation wrought exactly 79 years ago Thursday. On the short list of hurricanes to hit New England, the nameless storm of 1938 stands alone (officials ...
Thursday marks the 79th anniversary of "The Great New England Hurricane of 1938," a horrific storm that killed 564 people. If you have never heard of it, you are not alone. Nearly eight decades ago, Southern New England saw what the National Weather Service calls "one of the most destructive and ...
How Radio Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow, focused on the famous 1938 radio broadcast of war of the Worlds and the effect it had .... of Asgard series; and Prosper Redding: The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken, continuing the tale of a contemporary New England boy ...
Therefore, the strongest measured wind gust from a hurricane on U.S. soil is from the Sep. 1938 Long Island Express, a 186-mph gust at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, Massachusetts. The incredible forward speed of that New England hurricane (60 to 70 mph), in addition to the elevation of Blue Hill ...
"The water flooded right up through the town, a lot of the buildings, you know, water almost up to the top," Maureen says of downtown Wareham, while sharing details of the Great Hurricane of 1938. That was a Category 3 storm that killed 600 people in the Northeast. Maureen's street, where her family has ...
I'm a New Englander, born and raised. We love our fall foliage, and even those of us who have witnessed it for decades look in awe as the trees change colors, especially during peak season. I get excited each time I notice that local roads and highways are ablaze with red, orange and yellow trees, and I ...
A 2008 study by the California firm Risk Management Solutions estimated the damage that would occur if the 1938 hurricane came through New England today. "Insured losses from wind, storm surge, and flooding would total approximately $40 billion to $55 billion, including losses to both the private ...
Parts of New England certainly felt the effects of Jose this week, as the hurricane drifted offshore up the East Coast. But it was nothing compared to the devastation wrought exactly 79 years ago Thursday. On the short list of hurricanes to hit New England, the nameless storm of 1938 stands alone (officials ...

Thursday marks the 79th anniversary of "The Great New England Hurricane of 1938," a horrific storm that killed 564 people. If you have never heard of it, you are not alone. Nearly eight decades ago, Southern New England saw what the National Weather Service calls "one of the most destructive and ...
Though hurricane season technically began June 1, the most dangerous storms to hit New England's coast have typically arrived in late summer. Gov. Charlie Baker has ... 21, 1938, a record-breaking hurricane hit New England, killing 564 people and injuring 1,700 more. The Blue Hill Observatory in Milton ...
Visitors to Newport often ask about the impact of this historic storm that devastated parts of southern New England. Sara Jaworski of Historic New England will discuss the impact and aftermath of the '38 Hurricane (September 21, 1938) at Rosecliff on February 8th at 11am. This free lecture sponsored by the ...
"The water flooded right up through the town, a lot of the buildings, you know, water almost up to the top," Maureen says of downtown Wareham, while sharing details of the Great Hurricane of 1938. That was a Category 3 storm that killed 600 people in the Northeast. Maureen's street, where her family has ...
The New England Hurricane of 1938 again damaged the communication system infrastructure, and this was finally the catalyst. In 1939, Haverhill police began using two-way radios in their squad cars, but within the old police band just above the then-standard AM broadcast band. The department was ...
Miller introduced me to Tropical Meteorologist, Dr. Lourdes Aviles, professor at PSU, and author of "Taken by Storm 1938", a Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane". We talked a bit about her book, and the recent hurricane, Maria, that hit Puerto Rico. Dr. Aviles is originally ...
The front page of the Sept. 26 Daily Commercial stated, "Experts: climate change could mean stronger hurricanes." However, if you read the complete article it also says, "It's difficult to pinpoint any effects of climate change as very direct contributors to the size and scope of those two storms and scientists ...
The storm surge flooding was extensive on the coast. In New London the tide reached an impressive 7.58ft MLLW. The only storms higher in the last 100 years are the 1938 hurricane, hurricane Carol, and Hurricane Sandy. In Stamford at the Hurricane Barrier the tide reached 9.5ft NGVD which was similar ...
Although pre-1960s blackout events were more difficult to accurately assess, report authors believe that only the 1938 hurricane that hit New England might belong on this list. The United States and U.S. territories have experienced numerous large-scale blackouts. On the list of top 10 largest blackouts in U.S. history, there ...
In 1938, the Atlantic Ocean was active and angry. It churned up nine major storms that year, hurtling them toward North America with relentless, deadly force. Hurricane season 1938 climaxed on Sept. 21 when the Great New England Hurricane made landfall in Long Island as a Category 3 storm, killing ...
... being buffetted by Sandy, the worst storm to hit New York since at least 1938. ... Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States ... from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday.
Prior to that, we had Donna in 1960, Edna and Carol in 1954, and of course the New England Hurricane of 1938. No storm can match 1938's ...
21, 1938, a Category 3 hurricane struck New England, the most destructive and costly recorded storm to hit the region. It originated in the far ...
In coastal Massachusetts, we mark time with major storms -- the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, the Blizzard of '78, the Perfect Storm.
I'm a New Englander, born and raised. We love our fall foliage, and even those of us who have witnessed it for decades look in awe as the ...
New England felt the lingering effects of hurricane Nate with rainfall ... deadly and destructive Category 3 hurricanes hit in 1938 and in 1954.
In coastal Massachusetts, we mark time with major storms - the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, the Blizzard of '78, the Perfect Storm.
GREENWICH -- The devastation of this year's hurricane season on ... hit by an extreme storm, as it was by the 1938 New England Hurricane.
In coastal Massachusetts, we mark time with major storms -- the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, the Blizzard of '78, the Perfect Storm.
The deadliest hurricane to ever hit New England occurred in 1938 and caused nearly $4.7B in damage. To prevent that level of destruction in ...
The worst hurricane in New England history unleashed a devastating ... A least 1,000 trees were felled throughout Concord in 1938, so many ...
Thursday marks the 79th anniversary of "The Great New England Hurricane of 1938," a horrific storm that killed 564 people. If you have never ...
On the short list of hurricanes to hit New England, the nameless storm of 1938 stands alone (officials didn't begin naming hurricanes until 1950) ...
A powerful, fast moving hurricane made landfall just east of New Haven on the afternoon of Sept. 21, 1938. The Great New England Hurricane ...
Seven hundred people died in The Great Hurricane of 1938. ... of sight offshore until it turned and carved the heart out of coastal New England.
[Following the September 1938 hurricane in New England, the Bostonian train encountered fishing boats and a house that had been deposited ...
The hurricane made a direct hit on New Orleans as a Category 3 storm, causing levees and flood ... The Great New England Hurricane, 1938.
Work began on the field in the summer of 1938, but it was interrupted by the Great New England Hurricane in September of that year.
... Commission for the program "The Hurricane of 1938" on Thursday, ... author of Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England, ...
Besides the 1938 hurricane, the 1955 flood was arguably the ... The rains in southern New England were prolonged as the storm center which ...
... tour of the only remaining large cement production facility in New England. ..... Reception to Open Group Show in Waldoboro, 5-7 p.m., Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road. ... "Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938-2008," through Dec.
But after the end of cleanup of the 1938 hurricane, following the ... to have this great New England waterway serve as both our drinking fountain ...
16, 1938, in Boston, the first child of J. Arthur and Laura E. McKown ... the hospital in Boston when the great hurricane of '38 hit New England.


 

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