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Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 NJ Shore - Found Photo | by jeffs4653
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Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 NJ Shore - Found Photo

the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, was a Nor'Easter considered to be one of the ten worst storms in the United States in the 20th century. It occurred on March 6–8, 1962 along the mid-Atlantic coast. It was considered by the U.S. Geological Survey to be one of the most destructive storms ever to affect the mid-Atlantic states. It lingered through five high tides over a three day period, killing 40 people, injuring over 1,000 and causing hundreds of millions in property damage in six states.

 

These founds photos, taken by an unknown photographer show the extent of the damage.

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Taken in March 1962