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1938 hurricane

The Great Hurricane of 1938-75th Anniversary

Posted by David Epstein September 21, 2013 09:30 AM

On the morning of September 21st 1938, no New Englander foresaw the utter destruction that lay a few short hours into the future. A massive category 3 hurricane was rapidly churning it's way northward towards Long Island. By the late that night, the storm would already be passing by southern New England and heading for Vermont and Canada. For thousands their lives would be torn upside down forever and for hundreds their lives would be cut short but a storm famously known in the year it occurred.


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David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently freelances for WGME in Portland, ME. In 2006, More »
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