1938 New England Hurricane

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1938 New England hurricane

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New England Hurricane
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)

Weather map from September 21, 1938 featuring the storm

Formed September 10, 1938
Dissipated September 22, 1938
1-minute sustained:
160 mph (260 km/h)
Lowest pressure 938 mbar (hPa; 27.7 inHg)
Fatalities 682 to 800 direct
Damage $306 million (1938 USD)
Bahamas, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, southwestern Quebec
Part of the
1938 Atlantic hurricane season

The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane or Long Island Express or simply The Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major hurricane to strike New England since 1869. The storm formed near the coast of Africa in September of the 1938 Atlantic hurricane season, becoming a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane[1] on Long Island on September 21. The hurricane was estimated to have killed between 682 and 800 people,[2] damaged or destroyed over 57,000 homes, and caused property losses estimated at US$306 million ($ 4.77 billion in 2011).[3] Even as late as 1951, damaged trees and buildings were still seen in the affected areas.[4] To date it remains the most powerful, costliest and deadliest hurricane in New England history.



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