Welcome to Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States! This reference offers a window to the past, a crystal ball to the future. It includes:
- Fascinating stories
- Vintage and graphic photographs
- Track maps and more
Read about the Middle Atlantic states' big hurricanes and other destructive windstorms. Events such as:
- Hurricane Hazel
- Hurricane Agnes - the Mid-Atlantic's Katrina
- The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944 and its "tidal wave"
- Hurricane Camille - Virginia's deadliest natural disaster
Hurricane history repeats. An understanding of storms past is vital to preparing for those ahead. Discovery starts here!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This incredible book is a first of its kind - dedicated to the storms that have affected the Mid-Atlantic States through the past 300+ years, from the 'Year of the Hurricane in 1667' up through Hurricane Jeanne in September 2004. Available now through the Barnes and Noble website, one of the featured storms discussed is the Chesapeake and Potomac Hurricane of 1933, which is marking its 75th anniversary this year. A great reference for all hurricane enthusiasts the book includes explanations of all commonly used technical terms, references, and internet sources for everyone to use. But basically it covers most of the storms that through this extensive historical period had a significant affect on the mid-Atlantic States region. And Rick has done this with a definite personal touch, going to great lengths to get a 'people- perspective' on what actually happened, what people went through during these storms. And he does his best to educate all of us that we are never 'out of the woods' as to the future. We may be in a lull for action right now, but that is definitely temporary, and more storms that form in the future will definitely have a more profound affect on the Mid-Atlantic region. Anyone and everyone in the mid-Atlantic area with any degree of interest in hurricanes in this area should reach out and get this book to have as a reference and to learn about the great effects these powerful storms have on their local areas. As Rick put it, 'An understanding of storms past is vital to preparing for those ahead...'