Is there anyone out there who remembers the damage from the March 1962 storm that ravaged the East Coast and caused a total of 40 deaths, including several in this area?
The impact of the storm has been recorded by Michael Oates in a film documentary in which he talks with Rehoboth Beach residents.
The University of Delaware’s Department of Geography prepared a 1977 report about coastal storm damage.
According to this report, Bowers Beach was the hardest hit area in Kent County; Rehoboth Beach took the worst hit in Sussex, with the worst property damage between the Henlopen Hotel.
Those few sentences don’t do justice to the impact of the storm; the university’s report addressed proposed policy changes.
There’s even a Facebook page to address the Storm of ‘62, now 50 years later.
If you’re old enough, what do you remember?
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