Friday, September 3, 2010

3 September 1956 “Called on account of Hurricane”

storm2 As many of you may know, Hurricane Earl is charging its way into 1956. Odd, certainly, for a modern day storm to do so, but it has found its way into my time machine and therefore we are busy with oil lamps, bags of ice and preparation of possible power outages. So, if I suddenly disappear for a few days, it is because we are without power (and we have no generator) so don’t worry. I shall be back as soon as possible to daily posts.
Here is part of my post last year (1955) about Hurricane Diane that hit in 55. It was a doosie. I hope we are not in for such as bad as that!
1955 post: Hurricane Diane

1955 flood
Hurricane Diane was one of three hurricanes to hit North Carolina during the 1955 Atlantic hurricane season. Diane struck an area that had been hit by Hurricane Connie five days earlier. Diane was the costliest hurricane in United States history until it was surpassed by Hurricane Betsy in 1965, and was the sixth costliest U.S. hurricane of the 20th century
55 flood Here is a Connecticut street.
1955 flood PA Here in McAdoo PA Hurricane Diane put the normally dry "Celebration Creek" riverbed well over its bounds and flooded out the business section of the town.
Here is actual 1955 news concerning it:
Hurricane Connie actually preceded Diane and was also quite damaging.
So, let us hope for the best. Good luck to any and all of you also in Earl’s path.


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  2. Thank you Dianne, that was very kind of you. I shall stop by.

  3. Hurricane Hazel is listed as the costliest and deadliest hurricane to hit NC. My dad was only a few years old when it hit, but remembers it clearly because it came up so tv or radar reports on the farm.


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