The Long Island Express: the Hurricane of 1938!

Seventy-five years ago today, a massive hurricane ripped its way up the mid-Atlantic and New England coast, permanently changing the shape of Long Island’s shoreline. It was before they started giving “people names” to big storms, so this one was afterward dubbed the Long Island Express.

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Hurricane Sandy was huge, but the Long Island Express was HUGE!

Bev Was Right.

Young Orson

Orson Welles, c. 1938

Orson Welles, c. 1938

Later …

Orson Welles, years later

Orson Welles, years later, still brilliant.

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” ~~Orson Welles

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Photo of CarolCarol Brendler is the author of the young adult novel RADIO GIRL (Holiday House) September 5, 2013.
Coming 2014: A picture book, NOT VERY SCARY, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, from FSG.
Also by Carol Brendler: WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER (FSG, 2009) a picture book illustrated by Ard Hoyt.