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Great New England Hurricane Of 1938

On September 21, 1938, a hurricane slammed into New England killing hundreds and devastating the region. The storm's long-lasting effects on the economy and the landscape itself are explored in a new book by Steve Long of Corinth, Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England. Long joins us to discuss the history and legacy of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. 

Post your questions or comments below or email vermonedition@vpr.net.

Also in the program, a below average snowpack this winter is raising concerns for wildfires this spring. Forester Dan Dillner explains the unusually dry conditions across the state right now.

Plus, a kid with an ice cream maker and a big heart. Sixth grader Wesley Stocken of Hanover, N.H., whips up batches of ice cream to donate to the food pantry at the Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction.

Broadcast live on Thurs., March 24, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

 

This Sep. 21, 1938 photo shows the Strandway in South Boston with 100-mile-an-hour hurricane winds which struck New England hard. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit New England.
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This Sep. 21, 1938 photo shows the Strandway in South Boston with 100-mile-an-hour hurricane winds which struck New England hard. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit New England.

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