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American Experience: The Hurricane of 38
American Experience The Hurricane of 38
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2007     0hr 53min

In September of 1938, a great storm rose up on the coast of West Africa and began making its way across the Atlantic Ocean. The National Weather Bureau predicted it would blow itself out at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a...  more »


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Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, History, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/05/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 53min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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RUSTY | NEW YORK United States | 06/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People in the Northeast have this idea that hurricanes are southern storms. This PBS special on the Hurricane of 1938 makes it most clear that the entire north east coast of the U.S. is most vulnerable .After New Orleans and Miami ,New York City is the third most vulnerable city to hurricanes.
What makes this particular story so tragic is that there was no warning. Weather forcasters believed the hurricane would go safely out to sea.
I t wasn't until a thirty foot wall of water smashed into Long island that the catastrophy began to unfold. Well done including interviews with survivors,"