We all just flipped the calendar to August and now storm season is really settling in. The most prominent storms tend to happen between August 1st and October 1st and while we pray for the best, we have to prepare for the worst. They say history tends to repeat itself, so in an effort to get prepared, let’s look back at the most destructive storms in the history of Connecticut:
1938 Long Island Express Back in these days, meteorology was not very accurate and the surprise factor of this storm certainly contributed to the destruction. People were without power for weeks or even months and coastal flooding devastated families. The storm caused nearly $310 Million in damages and that was in 1938! 1944 The Great Hurricane
- The storm hit Connecticut’s shores on September 14th as a category 3
- The maximum wind gusts were almost 110 MPH!
- Hartford received nearly a foot of rain and coastal areas took years to recover.
- Category 2 storm
- Coastal flooding reshaped beaches and left permanent damage.
- Homes from Milford to Westport were destroyed and left powerless for weeks.