10/15/2015 - The Great Floods of 1955
Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Farioly Program Room

Sixty years ago this summer, two hurricanes slammed New England in close sequence…delivering a one-two punch that nearly wiped some towns off the map. Connie arrived first, deviating to the west well south of the region but dumping large quantities of precipitation. This turned out to be an unpleasant prelude for Diane, which arrived a few days later, on August 18-19, dumping between 13 and 20 inches of rain and causing massive flooding. It’s an event that remaining survivors will never forget.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Other Information:
 Presenter: McCarthy Earls is a historical author who has worked on hurricane research with the Coastal Systems Research Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. He holds a dual-major bachelor’s degree (history and geology) from the University of Massachusetts.