... here's one Stringer who missed the action!
September 21, 1938 -- I was ten years old and all I remember was playing outside by my home until my mother called me to come into the house.
Many decades later, I learned the following facts:
--That it was the first major hurricane in the northeastern U.S., in modern times.
--It was not forecast by weather bureaus and damaged many homes and crops.
--There were 700 dead and an estimated $300 million in property damage.
--Before 1950, hurricanes were not named.
--From 1950 to 1952, hurricanes were given military names, i.e. ABEL, BAKER, CHARLIE, etc.
--From 1952 to 1979, hurricanes were given female names by the World Meteorological Society.
--From 1979 to present, hurricanes are given names of females and males.
Ella Letterie, at the Boston Public Library Reference Department.
September 1, 2000