The Great Hurricane of 1938
The Boston Globe
A low barometer signaled the approach of a powerful hurricane that was coming toward New York at the unheard-of speed of 67 miles per hour. Its center was surrounded by tightly wrapped winds reaching 156 miles per hour. It was pushing a storm surge ahead of it that would raise coastal water levels as much as 40 feet.
The Great Hurricane of 1938
A low barometer signaled the approach of a powerful hurricane that was coming toward New York at the unheard-of speed of 67 miles per hour. Its center was surrounded by tightly wrapped winds reaching 156 miles per hour. It was pushing a storm surge ahead of it that would raise coastal water levels as much as 40 feet.
(Globe File Photo)