On This Day: September 20,1938 The ‘wind that shook the world’ kills 700, and nobody saw it coming

The hurricane of 1938 has been called, “the wind that shook the world”. In 1938 the U.S. Weather Bureau wasn’t what it is today . Meteorologists depended on the merchant ships and aircraft to forecast the weather. At 2:15 on Wednesday, September 21 1938 a Long Island fisherman saw what he thought was a huge fog bank, then, he realized it wasn’t fog. It was a churning wall of water 50 feet high bearing down on the New England coast and thirteen million unsuspecting people, with 200 miles per hour winds. >click to read< 07:44

One Response to On This Day: September 20,1938 The ‘wind that shook the world’ kills 700, and nobody saw it coming

  1. Ec Newell Man says:

    Read the book by R.A. Scotti: Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 – which talks about the devastation to southern New England….

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: