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Natural Disasters: New England Numbers

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Natural Disasters: New England Numbers
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New England Numbers: Hurricane of ’38
Wind That Shook the World

$308 million
total price tag from devastation caused by Hurricane of ’38

deaths in Massachusetts during July 1911 heat wave, with temps topping 110 degrees in Boston

deaths and 1,300 injured when a tornado rips through Worcester, MA, area, June 9, 1953

acres burned during October 1947 fire that devastates Bar Harbor, ME, region

NH homes and businesses without power after January 1998 ice storm

NH homes and businesses without power after December 2008 ice storm

passengers and crew perished when the Portland, a paddlewheel steamer, sinks during the “Portland Gale” blizzard, November 26, 1898

people left homeless in Hartford, CT, during March 1936 Connecticut River flood

houses lost to Gale of 1815 in Providence, RI

inches of snow blanketing VT in June 1816, “the year without a summer”

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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