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Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

Floods & Hurricanes

Floods & Hurricanes

See also guides and boxes below for specific events and/or agencies involved.


Much of these resources are not online.

Flood 1955

Flood 1955

Hurricane of 1938

Hurricane 1938

The Connecticut State Library has quite a bit on the Hurricane of 1938 in several different collections.

Researching the clean up efforts - see also the WPA and the CCC.

While some historic sources use the term "tidal wave", it was actually a storm surge.


Books, Documents, etc.

Some are  online.


  • Newspapers- Use our online and microfilmed newspapers to see how it was reported at the time.

Terminology & Usage Disclaimer

Please be advised that some of these resources--particularly those created in previous eras--contain descriptions for ancestral, racial, ethnic, and gender identity that may be offensive or harmful to individuals investigating these records, and are considered inappropriate to use in modern times. The descriptions and treatment of historically marginalized groups, women, and animals may be upsetting. Also, please note that inclusion in this subject guide does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views therein--we encourage investigators to use their own judgment when evaluating books, websites, articles, documents, and other resources.

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