New England Ravaged by a Hurricane
What hit New England? A nasty hurricane that’s what. This cartoon was published September 22, 1938, one day after the worse storm in New England history. “The Yankee Clipper,” “The Long Island Express” “The Great New England Hurricane.” All were nicknames given to the deadly storm. As a result of the rains of the storm sections of Falmouth and New Bedford, Massachusetts were submerged under as much as 8 feet of water. The high winds and flooding of the storm destroyed 8,900 homes. Five hundred and sixty-four people were killed and more than 1,700 were injured. The fishing and shipping industry of the region suffered catastrophic economic damages.
“The Great New England Hurricane of 1938.” National Weather Service Forecast Office. 2005. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hurricane/hurricane1938.shtml
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