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23 Photos Of Devastation After New England Hurricane Of 1938
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Posted on 08/28/2011 4:49:42 PM PDT by Hojczyk

CULTURE BUZZ The most destructive hurricane to hit New England in the last two hundred years. Making landfall as a Category 3, the Long Island Express (hurricanes weren't named at the time) killed over 600 people and destroyed more than 57,000 homes

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/x-photos-from-the-devastating-new-england-hurrican


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hurricane

1 posted on 08/28/2011 4:49:43 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/x-photos-from-the-devastating-new-england-hurrican


2 posted on 08/28/2011 4:50:15 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Dude, sailing ship ping. Water is good and bad.


3 posted on 08/28/2011 4:53:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

What needless destruction. If only FDR had been wise enough to lower the levels of the seas and heal the planet.


4 posted on 08/28/2011 4:55:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Hojczyk

thanks for satisfying out jones for hurricane devastation, which Irene was pretty much unable to do.


5 posted on 08/28/2011 4:56:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: the invisib1e hand

out jones >> our jones


6 posted on 08/28/2011 4:56:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: massmike; nutmeg; RaceBannon

ping


7 posted on 08/28/2011 4:57:35 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: Hojczyk

What Irene might have done. So glad it turned out otherwise this time.


8 posted on 08/28/2011 5:28:05 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: Jedidah
Yeah, the post-storm wisdom of hindisght gloaters are out in full force now.

Never mind that the Hurricane of 1944 was a Cat 1 at the time that passed off the coast of Jersey and caused major storm surge destruction. We're just supposed to KNOW that Irene wasn't a real threat for such - after the fact.

Morons.

9 posted on 08/28/2011 5:36:05 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Jedidah

I have read that if the same storm occurred now, taking the same path through Long Island, the loss of life would be astronomical.


10 posted on 08/28/2011 5:37:25 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: Hojczyk

wowzer.


11 posted on 08/28/2011 5:41:02 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Good one!


12 posted on 08/28/2011 5:42:56 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Hojczyk

Did Gorebot blame that one on Carbon, too?

Just askin.


13 posted on 08/28/2011 5:46:44 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Hojczyk

Those pictures are incredible.I had never heard of the hurricane of 38, even from my grandparents.

I also never knew that ‘these’ existed till this weekend. All of them were found on youtube. Peruse at your convenience.

1938 Hurricane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA-3zULhCvM&feature=related

1938 Hurricane brushs past NJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAWZDMj4iBA&feature=related

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b21g-5YBLs&NR=1

1938 Hurricane slams East Coast Public Domain Footage Newsreel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Rnlnm_AQQ&feature=related

Hurricane damage in Mastic and Moriches, Long Island, NY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDrIJqa6oCM&feature=related

long island express hurricane of 1938

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq2mplqTgTs&feature=related

Remembering the Hurricane of 1938

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FswrR_zxy3E&feature=related

Hurricanes Hit The East Coast - 1938 / 1936 / 1933

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4w24sRoJ7s&feature=related

The Great hurricane of 1938

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6BMjZpnAf8

Hurricane of 1938 - Part I through 6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pc3YKxJFJU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6wdUUEzDLE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXP0uBJM51U&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScKIq9lNwlk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV6qiHE3NyQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P9YX4WvKg8&feature=related

1938 Telephone History Hurricane Repair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KMRDYqRR8o&feature=related


14 posted on 08/28/2011 6:02:35 PM PDT by Glider (The brainwashed never wonder)
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To: cumbo78
Absolutely correct. In 1938 Long Island was mostly farmland and very sparsely populated. Today it is densely populated and impossible to evacuate even with what at best might be a five day advance warning.

The same can be said for Miami or other major cities on the Eastern seaboard. For all the devastation wrought by Andrew in 1992 the fact that the main path was well south of the city was a blessing in terms of loss to life and property.

New York City tends to get a major (Cat 3 or better) storm once a century or so. The problem with rare events is that memories fade and the true power of nature tends to pass into legend and be forgotten.

Hurricanes are hardly unique in this regard. Similar scenarios can be constructed regarding any number of real but rare natural events.

15 posted on 08/28/2011 6:03:40 PM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Hojczyk
Also worth noting is the effect the hurricane of 1938 had on elm trees.

Dutch elm disease was present in the US at the time, and was a problem. There was no real way to manage it, but the situation had not yet gotten out of hand.

However, in the wake of the hurricane, many toppled elm trees were left in place (people had more important things to take care of). The dead wood helped the beetle population explode and Dutch Elm dsease spread very rapidly as a result. Within just a few decades, elm trees were almost entirely gone from the American landscape.

16 posted on 08/28/2011 6:11:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Hojczyk

Ping for later


17 posted on 08/28/2011 6:21:14 PM PDT by Ro_Thunder (I sure hope there is a New Morning in America soon. All this hope and change is leaving me depressed)
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To: All

I am so sick of blowhards on here claiming “nothing happened” because NEW YAWK didn’t get washed into the ocean. It seems as if NEW YAWK is the center of the universe, and if nothing happens to NEW YAWK, than it’s a wash.

Ask the folks on the OBX about Irene. Places that haven’t flooded in more than 80 years were under 6 feet of water last night. Hatteras Island was cut in half.

http://www.wral.com/weather/video/10057638/#/vid10057638


18 posted on 08/28/2011 6:23:40 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: dirtboy

In my view what happened was that the preparations were made on the possibility that Irene would hit the NYC area as a cat 3 or 4. This possibility became a presumption and then doctrine. The driving rationale was that the public had to be scared into taking the storm seriously. After landfall in NC, though, Irene started winding down, and the scenario that drove the more drastic preparations, in particular the mandatory evacuation of 300,000 in NYC, was obviously not going to happen. Well, no one knew exactly how bad it would actually be, and the need to support public policy became the overriding doctrine, so the facts of the storm’s decline were simply not reported even though they were easy to see.

In addition to this, we had Obama and FEMA making political hay out of the whole thing, and the result was a media conflagration of historic proportions.

So yeah, it was a bad storm with lots of damage, but the reaction to the “hype” is legitimate and nothing to do with hindsight.


19 posted on 08/28/2011 6:45:09 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: freedomwarrior998

Hard to garner much sympathy from me for folks who choose to invest money to build a house on a sandbar.


20 posted on 08/28/2011 6:46:53 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: dr_lew
They had this problem in south Florida...they evacuated an area and the storm went someplace else....they finally decided to wait til they had a good track and then issue an evacuation order..
21 posted on 08/28/2011 6:55:30 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: freedomwarrior998
My family spent the first week in August on the Outer Banks. We stayed in Avon and went up to Corolla and down to Ocracoke. We had a wonderful time. First time visitor -- had to drive down from New England (took two days) and I don't know if I'd make the trip again, but the OBX was a great spot for a family vacation.

I was really sad to see how hard it got hit by Irene.

22 posted on 08/28/2011 6:56:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Hojczyk
hurricane damage... we'll try and get some National Guardsmen with heavy equipment to pick up the can and clean up the environmental disaster of the toxic fluid on the deck.

Photobucket

the umbrella however is a total loss....

23 posted on 08/28/2011 7:03:11 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Hojczyk

Thanks for posting, Hojczyk. Very interesting.


24 posted on 08/28/2011 7:11:50 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hojczyk

Thanks, provides a good reference pt.
57,000 homes destroyed, 600 killed, and a Cat. 3.


25 posted on 08/28/2011 7:17:34 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Hojczyk

A CAT-5 going up the east in this way would be devastating..
The tornados would sweep the land.. in some places..

MAybe even a CAT-4....


26 posted on 08/28/2011 7:39:33 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Glider; wastedyears

Ping for later.


27 posted on 08/28/2011 8:19:59 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: Hojczyk

A serious hurricane that came straight out of the western Atlantic with no landfall till mid Long Island...and they of course had little clue what was upon them.

You have to go back to early 1800s (Great September Gale of 1815) to find another storm of similar strength like that to hit NE

Strong storms hitting populated NE are rare...it’s good to be further north in that case


28 posted on 08/28/2011 9:02:09 PM PDT by wardaddy (I support Bachmann...or Palin should she enter...but I am not a Palin Harpy...know the difference)
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To: freedomwarrior998
I am so sick of blowhards on here claiming “nothing happened” because NEW YAWK didn’t get washed into the ocean.

Some people have been saying that nothing happened anywhere. Some people have been saying so from the time the storm was in N. Carolina. Despite Irene being about the size of Texas, some people have been saying it was never a hurricane. Some people have been saying it was all hype and for the benefit of Obama or...whatever. Nevermind that Irene was still flooding people out when it reached Vermont. Some people will say anything.

29 posted on 08/29/2011 7:03:27 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
some people have been saying it was never a hurricane. Some people have been saying it was all hype and for the benefit of Obama or...whatever.

There certainly is mass confusion on that point.
When it hit North Carolina it was still a Cat 1 briefly, and I have not read about anyone claiming otherwise.

On the second landfall, near NYC, however it's a different story, because by then it had attenuated to a Tropical Storm, although the "mine was worse than yours" crowd are adamant that it was still a Cat 1 hurricane.

If we're going to have definitions, let's not allow the hysterical to manipulate reality.

As states farther north can testify, a Tropical Storm can be just as bad in terms of destruction, if not in lives lost.

30 posted on 08/30/2011 6:27:15 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Publius6961

Maybe the smartest thing people say about hurricanes is that they are unpredictable. Where I live in New York, we were treated to extra rain as the rain portion of the storm seemed to have a ‘tail’ hanging down. Maybe the same happened up in Vermont where some places really got flooded.

IIRC, the 1938 hurricane had a forward speed of about 60 mph when it reached New York, the highest on record. That made for quite high winds on the right side of the storm and relatively low winds on the left side. And that spared NYC the sort of damage suffered out on Long Island and in coastal New England.

Location, location, location. ;-)


31 posted on 08/30/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Ooh, almost a GGG. :’)


32 posted on 09/03/2011 3:35:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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