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>
There's a house back there somewhere
I think this is Richardson's house on Mathewson Road - but you would never know it. The huge trees in their front yard were uprooted by the storm and totally hide the house. What impressed me at the time was the uplifted driveway. I had always thought of road surfaces as hard and tough and permanent. The power of nature to just rip them up like paper really impressed me and I think that's the main reason I took this picture. One of those little life lessons that helps give you a sense of perspective. Tells you who's really in charge.