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The “Yankee Clipper” Hurricane of 1938 Remembered

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the New England Hurricane of 1938, which was also called the “Great New England Hurricane,” the “Yankee Clipper” and the “Long Island Express.” It was the first major hurricane to hit New England since 1869, and is second to Hurricane Sandy of 2012, in regards to a dollar amount on property damage. The Yankee …

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“We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, as the east coast was preparing for Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, FEMA sent out a few tweets suggesting that those affected by the storm refrain from making voice calls on their cellphones. Instead, FEMA suggested that people text or better yet post Facebook updates and tweets in order to let their loved ones know that they are ok. This way, …

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