Great New England hurricane

An Earthquake And A Hurricane, Once In A Lifetime? Maybe NotHurricane Irene hit the Tri-State area just days after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Virginia and rolled its way across the Northeast, leaving many wondering if it was a once in a lifetime occurrence.
South Shore Of Long Island Preparing For Irene's Best PunchWesthampton Beach mayor Conrad Teller was in the third grade during the Great New England Hurricane in 1938. Recalling the storm, which left 50 people dead, Teller says, unlike Hurricane Irene, no one knew what was about to hit.