Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today in Severe Weather History for August 19

On this date in 1788 a hurricane tracked along the coast from New Jersey to Maine.

While there isn't any known documentation as to the extent of damage or injuries that took place way back then, a hurricane moving along a similar path today would have the potential to cause widespread damage and pose a significant threat to life in that heavily populated area.

It's not a question of if....but when another storm will threaten the heavily populated coastline of the Northeast. 

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