Your question: How did the Hurricane of 1938 Impact New England?

Why was the Great Hurricane of 1938 so impactful?

The hurricane wiped away entire communities, altered the shoreline of Long Island, washed away bridges, severed train service between New York and Boston and between cities in Connecticut and Rhode Island. It brought down 20,000 miles of power and telephone lines. The Great 1938 Hurricane pushed the Tulip onto land.

What damages did New England suffer as the hurricane pushed its way northward?

Nearly 9,000 homes and buildings were destroyed, and 15,000 damaged. Nearly 3,000 ships were sunk or wrecked.

What is strongest hurricane ever?

Currently, Hurricane Wilma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, after reaching an intensity of 882 mbar (hPa; 26.05 inHg) in October 2005; at the time, this also made Wilma the strongest tropical cyclone worldwide outside of the West Pacific, where seven tropical cyclones have been recorded to intensify …

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