David Stark

1938 hurricane damage in Mystic (credit: mysticseaport.org)

75 Years Ago Saturday: Long Island Express Hurricane Devastates The Northeast

Seventy-five years ago Saturday, a deadly and fast-moving storm hit Long Island and New England and surprised everyone.


This image shows a tornado off Brooklyn on Sept. 8, 2012.  (credit: Instagram/Joey Mure)

NWS: Weekend’s Tornadoes Brings Total To 10 Twisters In NYC Since 2007

The two twisters that touched down Saturday are the latest of about 60 small tornadoes that have hit the area in the past
half-century, the years for which complete data are available.