Remembering Hurricane Carol
Did you witness Hurricane Carol in 1954? Tell me about it! And if you have a picture you're willing to share, that's all the better. I'd love to hear from you and I'll add what you have to say to our "Your Views" page. So if you have something to share, please:
Send me email, Greg Stone
This was a real nice shock - the Providence Journal called for what I assumed was a few paragraphs in a general story about Hurricane Carol. Instead it turned out to be a story devoted to this Web site and it ran on Page 1 on the 50th anniversary of the Hurricane.
They did an excellent job and the result was a real surge of hits on the Web site and many new stories from people about their own experiences. (What I like most about this was I didn't promote the Web site to them - they discovered the web site on their own and contacted me. )if you have a problem getting to it, try here.
In 1954 I was 13 and the most exciting thing to happen was Hurricane Carol. I took pictures during the storm and after the storm, made them into sets, and sold them to neighbors. Here are the pictures and my memories along with those of family and friends. Greg Stone 1>
TVs - a sort of symbol
The "tidal wave" of television sets had come in the first few years of the 1950s, but they still seemed like a symbol of everything modern and powerful to me. So to see one after another, scattered along the beach, broken and wrecked, was a shock. It doesn't seem important now, but then it seemed to be a symbol to me of just how strong this storm was and just how vulnerable we all were.
I don't know what we would have done had we discovered a body. It never occurred to me until right now. But I suspect on this day there were dead people in that water, counted only among the missing. Just one more thing to be thankful for.