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1938 A wave from a hurricane strikes a seawall in New England. Over a four-day period, the 1938 storm nicknamed “The Long Island Express” dropped an average of 11 inches of rain over a 10,000-square-mile area. Flooding inflicted major damage through Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont, causing more than $300 million in losses. In all, 600 people died. Ten of those deaths were in New York City. (via Live Science)

Even after all this time, looking back at the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina still stirs emotions

Damage after hurricane George

Damage in downtown after the 1926 hurricane

1954 | A passerby holds on to a tree for support as hurricane swept waves hammer the sea wall adjacent to the Belt Parkway near 72nd Street in Brooklyn. The New York area and the New Jersey coastline were battered by Hurricane Carol as heavy rains and fierce winds disrupted power lines, felled trees and tangled air and highway traffic.

Strong waves batter Folly Beach Pier in South Carolina as Tropical Storm Beryl brushes past the coast on Sunday, May 27, 2012. The storm caused local beaches to restrict Swimming due to strong currents and rip tides. Power outages were reported as well.

Sunset with clouds full of storms during Hurricane Beryl in Gulf Shores, AL