Living in New England is normally considered an idyllic experience, but it is not immune to the wrath of Mother Nature. With the exception of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, New England has seen it all. Floods, hurricanes, blizzards, ice storms, tornadoes, drought, and wildfires have all ravaged the region at one time or another. Historic Disasters of New England tells the stories of the biggest and baddest natural calamities to have struck the region, including:
• The 4-state tornado swarm of 1787
• The October Gale 1841
• The Great Blizzard of 1888
• The Heat Wave of 1911
• The Twin Hurricanes of 1954
Randi Minetor has written dozens of books, including Historic Glacier National Park, Death in Glacier National Park, Death in Zion National Park, and Death on Katahdin. She lives in Rochester, New York.