Connecticut history

Remembering the Hurricane of 1938

Eighty years ago this week a devastating storm pummeled New England, leaving parts of Connecticut in ruins. Hurricanes weren’t named back then, so it simply called the “Hurricane of ’38.” 682 people across New York and New England died in the hurricane. Many homes were destroyed including the summer home in Fenwick of actress Katharine Hepburn. Flooding occurred as far north as Hartford, and damage was reported in all parts of the state.

Here are some pictures courtesy Connecticut History online which has more here: https://connecticuthistoryillustrated.org/islandora/object/480002:collection

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