As everyone is stocking up on batteries, water, and other necessities, as we watch Irene make her way up the Atlantic seaboard, as we wonder if power will go out, or should I say how long will power be out, I thought I would share an article I found sharing an interview with one of the 1938 Hurricane survivors. Here is the URL http://abcnews.go.com/US/survivors-1938-hurricane-afraid-irene/story?id=14389726
I remember reading a book about the 1938 hurricane. In a world where happenings are broadcast in a matter of seconds, it is hard to imagine being hit by a major hurricane, full on, without any warning, as happened in 1938. Catherine Hepburn lost her house in that storm. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2011/08/02/hepburn-estate-sale.html)
The Smithsonian Magazine blog site has great footage showing the devastation left by the Hurricane in 1938 at http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2011/08/the-great-new-england-hurricane-of-1938/.
Another article referring to the 1938 storm can be found at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-25/irene-evokes-1938-storm-that-killed-500-in-u-s-northeast-wrecked-montauk.html