Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States
This in-depth reference offers the first book-length examination of the region's four-hundred-year recorded hurricane history. Written for a general audience, it includes chronological profiles of the region's significant hurricanes, stressing the experiences of those who have endured nature's worst. Within are unforgettable encounters gleaned from articles, books, journals, and interviews. Focus states include Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, but adjacent areas are not neglected. And the stories are of universal interest.
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The Great Gust 36 1891 92
Franklins Storm 37 1893 August
Great Coastal Hurricane of 1785 47 1896 October
Great Coastal Hurricane of 1806 54 1903 September
Saxbys Gale 64 1928 August
September 72 1933 September
Great October Gale 73 1934 Morro Castle Storm
Great Thanksgiving Storm
The Perfect Storm
An Overview 6 APPENDICES
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