Map highlighting damage from 1938 hurricane
HIGHLIGHTING STORM DAMAGE Bennington: Wallom-sac Wallom-sac Wallom-sac river flooded. Awl. Tvt. N.V ATLANTIC MASS. Hadley: Population of 3000 evacuated. Cape Cod: Extremely hard hit; death toll, property damage run hiKh. Springfield: Thousands Thousands driven from flood-menaced flood-menaced flood-menaced homes. Hartford: Hundreds forced from homes by hurricane and Connecticut Connecticut river flood. Providence: Downtown Downtown engulfed by tidal wave. p T 1 Kr 3 New York City: Sections Sections of Manhattan and Bronx in darkness darkness for hours; storm played havoc with transportation. CONN. rJ 1 New London: Million-do Million-do Million-do 1 1 a r fire raged through downtown. All possible forces mobilized for relief work in Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. "2 West Hampton: Many wealthy families wiped out. Long Island: Battered by huge waves; hundreds hundreds of dwellings and boats washed away. OCEAN The toll of known dead mounted to nearly ."iOfl in 4S hours after d-ev.i d-ev.i d-ev.i ural ing hurricane winds and unprecedented unprecedented floods swept over the area in the above map. Swinging abruptly out Into the At lantic after making a threiit-ening threiit-ening threiit-ening sally at the Florida coastline and Mien wheeling savagely inland opposite the New Jersey roust, the .storm brought the worst wind and flood disaster in the history of the pii stern seaboard to the sections shown here. The map highlights the. places where the record-breaking record-breaking record-breaking storm struck hardest.