Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One final wrambling on the hurricane of 38

While reading many, many sites and related matter from the ’38 Hurricane,
One interesting observation was that in Woonsocket, the windows were encrusted
With sea salt.
Being a good 50 miles from the open ocean, I have no doubt the winds exceeded
120 mph up here as reported in some articles.
I dread even thinking what the effects of a similar storm would be in the “modern”
World. Just repairs to the electrical distribution infrastructure would certainly be
On the order of months not to mention structural damage. With communications,
Computers, television and our primary source of energy
all connected to utility poles, life as we know it would be interrupted
For a considerable period of time.

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