Join Felicia Gardella and the Warwick Historical Society for a talk on the Hurricane of 1938.
Felicia has a personal connection to the hurricane—she was born during the storm. Hear about her mother’s trip to the hospital and her father’s journey to his wife and daughter during martial law, and learn about one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit New England and New York.
The Hurricane of 1938 made landfall in Connecticut on September 21, and eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island were ravaged by the deadly eastern side of the storm. Winds reached 120 mph, and tides were 18 to 25 feet high. Hundreds of people died in Rhode Island, and property damage was immense. Warnings came only hours before the hurricane hit.
This event is free and open to all.