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77 years ago, devastating hurricane struck region
Description: The 1938 "Long Island Express' is still among the strongest and most damaging hurricanes ever to hit the state of Connecticut. The primitive storm-tracking capabilities of the day indicated that the storm, after brushing the Carolinas, would head out to sea. Instead it hugged the coast and hit the state with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. The National Hurricane Center estimates that the hurricane killed 700 people, destroyed 8,900 homes and commercial buildings, and ripped down about 2 billion trees across a region that included New York City and Westchester, the southern half of Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and coastal Massachusetts. [Source: Connecticut Post]
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Source: Connecticut Post
Publish Date: 9/21/2015
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