Remembering the great hurricane of 1938

As we prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, I was thinking about the Great Hurricane of 1938. People had no idea of what was coming and had no way to prepare. Thank God, we have warning about impending storms. Time to prepare or time to escape. Below is an 8 part series that appeared on the History Channel, documenting the Hurricane of 1938.

In Woonsocket, where I grew up, there were stories of breaking dams, falling chimneys, people crossing live wires and caskets flowing down the Blackstone River.

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=IRGvSfQarhA

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=zGu_c67YJis

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=WWE1NtK0YlU

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=uNMt_X4rzJc

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=Dn9raxPP4XA

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=d9BHp77Ea3s

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=tof1YKSGg0U

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=XLaJvqLKSMg

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About Fr. Jay Finelli

Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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