Sunday, October 28, 2012

The 1944 Hurricane

The 1944 Hurricane produced terrific wind damage in Southeastern New England, and dangerous storm surge from New Jersey to Cape Cod. It is interesting to note that the highest water levels occurred to the west of the storm track, in coastal New Jersey. Such observations may provide evidence regarding the vulnerability of northeastern New Jersey and the New York City area to surge. The coast bends at a sharp angle near New York City, which can trap water and elevate surge levels in this area.

This is the second of five maps depicting historic storms that generated storm surge that affected the New York City area.

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