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Large trees damaged and blown down in front yard of residence.
Puerto Rico, Fajardo 1989 September 18
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Complete devastation of trees and damage to large house or hotel
U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas 1989 September 18
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Near completed destruction of some homes on Culebra
Puerto Rico, Culebra Island 1989 September 18
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Large tank destroyed
Puerto Rico 1989 September 18
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Raggedy palm trees and downed trees at Barbosa Park
Puerto Rico, San Juan, Barbosa Park 1989 September 18
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House moved off foundation by 1938 New England Hurricane.
Rhode Island, Conimicut 1938 September 22
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An oil tank floated to the center of road by storm surge. It's original location is not apparent in this image. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, East Providence 1938 September 22
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A falling chimney weakened and helped destroy much of the wall of this residence on West Friendship Street. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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The waterfront of Pawtuxet Cove was devastated by the storm surge of the New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Pawtuxet Village 1938 September 22
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The Modern Grain Company building at India Point in the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay was destroyed by the storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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A very large tree shattered by wind and storm surge. Remains of some building in the foreground. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Conimicut 1938 September 22
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General destruction in the upper harbor. Workboat floated up on land by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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The tug Monhegan left high and dry by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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Wheels are all that is left of a railroad freight car. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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Remains of the Rhode Island Yacht Club. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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Bay Ridge homes undercut by erosion caused by New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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Boats strewn amongst homes in Pawtucket Cove. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Pawtuxet Village 1938 September 22
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Walking down Ship Street after the waters receded. Men have their trousers rolled up to navigate areas of standing water. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
2018 thumbnail picture
Barber shop of the Grosvenor Building with barber chairs reflected in the remnants of storm surge waters. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22
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The tug GASPEE sitting on the bottom over a what appears to be the remains of a destroyed pier. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island 1938 September 22
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Utter destruction at Pawtuxet Cove demonstrating level of storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.
New England Hurricane of 1938. 1938 September 22
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Boats on the lawn of the Rhodes resort. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Pawtuxet Village 1938 September 22
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Harbor area destroyed by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.
Rhode Island, Pawtuxet Village 1938 September 22
2023 thumbnail picture
A hurricane as envisioned in: "Naturwunder Im Reiche der Luft" by W.F.M. Zimmerman. P. 320. Ca. 1865.
1865
2024 thumbnail picture
The aftermath of Hurricane Camille.
Mississippi Coast 1969 August 17
2025 thumbnail picture
The aftermath of Hurricane Camille.
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969 August 17
2026 thumbnail picture
The aftermath of Hurricane Camille. Large ships were no match for Camille.
Mississippi, Gulfport 1969 August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille. Large ships were no match for Camille.
Mississippi, Gulfport 1969 August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille. Large ships were no match for Camille.
Mississippi, Gulfport 1969 August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille. Large ships were no match for Camille.
Mississippi, Gulfport 1969 August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille.
Mississippi, Gulfport 1969 August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille.
Mississippi, Gulfport 1969 August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille.
Mississippi Gulf Coast 1969 August 17
2033 thumbnail picture
The Music Shell in Bushnell Park which was now functioning as a reflecting pool. Flooding in the aftermath of the 1938 New England Hurricane.
Connecticut, Hartford 1938 September 22
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The Harbor View district, southeast of New Bedford, was devastated. Storm-shocked husband and wife survey the remains of their home and community. The New England Hurricane of 1938. This storm traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Massachusetts, Harbor View, 1938 September 22
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The seawall at Narragansett Pier, southern Rhode Island. In spite of its destruction, it appears that the seawall saved the seaside homes. The New England Hurricane of 1938. This storm traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island 1938 September 22
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WPA workers and rescue squads search for bodies and survivors at Shawomet Beach, south of Providence. The New England Hurricane of 1938. This storm traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Shawomet Beach, Rhode Island 1938 September 22
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Damage to a building in Bristol. The New England Hurricane of 1938. This storm traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Rhode Island, Bristol 1938 September 22
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Island Park was destroyed by a breaker with a reported height of 30 to 40 feet. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Island Park, Rhode Island 1938 September 22
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Island Park was destroyed by a breaker with a reported height of 30 to 40 feet. A sturdy washing machine is all that remains of a destroyed home. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Island Park, Rhode Island 1938 September 22
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All that remains of a beachfront home at Third Beach. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Near Newport, Rhode Island 1938 September 22
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The central portion of the bathing pavilion at Bailey's Beach transported to the middle of the road. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Rhode Island, Bailey's Beach 1938 September 22
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The pavilion at Easton's Beach being burned intentionally prior to beginning cleanup and rebuilding. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Rhode Island, Easton's Beach 1938 September 22
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Flooded streets blocked transport of sandbags to dikes on the Connecticut River. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Springfield, Massachusetts 1938 September 22
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Remains of the steeple of the First Unitarian Church. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Massachusetts, Worcester 1938 September 22
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The Merrimack River in full flood following hurricane passage. The New England Hurricane of 1938 traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.
Manchester, New Hampshire 1938 September 22
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"The Clipper Ship 'Comet' of New York" laboring in heavy hurricane seas off Bermuda in October 1852. This is from a Currier and Ives print pasted on a wood backing. The original print was completed in 1855.
Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean 1852 October
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Flood damage along the Choluteca River caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles. Choluteca River
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Flood damage along the Choluteca River caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Flood damage along the Choluteca River caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November

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