1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...Westerly R. I. Hit.
The Rhode Island shore felt the first blast of the Atlantic hurricane about 9 p.m. last night. Communications were interrupted and details scarce.
Westerly and the surrounding area lost all electric power, with trees and power lines down, as wind measured at "more than seventy miles an hour" lashed the seas over seawalls and inundated some places...
The Troy Record
Troy, New York
September 15, 1944
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