The Great Hurricane of 1938 impacted Long Island and Connecticut, killing hundreds. It generated winds of 156 miles per hour and a 40 foot storm surge. Hurricane and tropical storm force winds extended outwards hundreds of miles. It at one point had an incredible forward speed of 67 miles per hour. Image of Long Island taken by NASA. Long Island, New York is an island off the North American coast, some 118 miles (190 km) long, and from 12 to 20 miles (32 km) wide, extending from New York Harbor into the North Atlantic Ocean. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 kmÂ² (48th) - Land 12,559 kmÂ² - Water 1,809 kmÂ² (12. ... A storm surge is an onshore rush of water associated with a low pressure weather system, typically a tropical cyclone. ...
The 1938Hurricane is the most intense tropical cyclone to strike the United States Atlantic coastline north of North Carolina.
The track of the 1938hurricane from the tropical Atlantic to landfall in the Northeastern United States (Track chart courtesy of National Hurricane Center).
Although the 1938hurricane was certainly not the strongest hurricane to hit the United States, the combination of a strong hurricane, moving very rapidly, and striking a densely populated area - created property damage unequaled up to that time.
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