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    Anniversary of 1938 L.I. Express

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    9/21/2006, 8:38:45 PM

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    Today is the anniversary of the New England Hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express. I talked at length about this storm when we issued our warning that it could happen again soon, so I won't rehash all that here. I will just add a graphic and animation that our graphic artists here at AccuWeather have created:


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    For the search-engine-impaired, the graphic provides these stats (not sure of sources but you can get more stats from Wikipedia):

    - Over 600 Deaths in New England
    - 63,000 Homeless
    - $306 Million in Damage
    - 2 Billion Trees Knocked Down
    - 8,900 Buildings Destroyed
    - 3,300 Boats Lost
    - 121-MPH Winds, 186-MPH Gusts
    - Storm Raced North at 58 MPH
    - 50 Foot Waves at Gloucester
    - Storm Surge 15 To 20 Feet


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    1938 HURRICANE MOVIE (CLICK TO VIEW)

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