Long Island Express

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.

09/21/2013

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

Expert Recounts ‘Unimaginable’ Great New England Hurricane Of 1938 In New Book

About 700 people died 75 years ago when the storm known variously as the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 or the Long Island Express began plowing up the Northeast coastline at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, 1938.

09/20/2013

Hurricane Irene on Long Island

South Shore Of Long Island Preparing For Irene’s Best Punch

Westhampton 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.

08/25/2011

Hurricane Irene approaches the United States - Aug 25, 2011 (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Official: 12-14 Inches Of Rain Possible In Isolated Parts Of Connecticut

Marinas pulled boats in from the water, tourists canceled shoreline getaways and Connecticut’s governor urged residents to make storm preparations.

08/25/2011