10th Anniversary of Hurricane Rita

Early on the morning of September 24, 2005, Major Hurricane Rita came ashore near the Texas/Louisiana border.  In the midst of the very active 2005 hurricane season, Rita caused considerable panic as it approached the coast, with scenes of destruction from Hurricane Katrina still playing on TV news programs.  It left behind a swath of … Continue reading 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Rita

200th Anniversary of the Great September Gale

On the morning of September 23, 1815, a severe storm struck Long Island and New England.  It had been 180 years since the last recorded hurricane had hit the area so the term 'hurricane' had fallen out of use and the newspapers referred to the tempest as a "Great Storm" or "Great Gale". The prior … Continue reading 200th Anniversary of the Great September Gale