The Great New England Hurricane
The deadliest hurricane to hit New England, the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 made landfall 75 years ago on September 21, 1938. Hurricane forecasting at the time was in its infancy and the intensity of the storm was underestimated and it struck further north than predicted. The storm left death and destruction strewn across all 6 New England states and Long Island, causing millions of dollars in damages and leaving between 600-800 fatalities.
Nine days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, flood waters still persist in New Orleans.
[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, September 7, 2005 — Neighborhoods throughout the area remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA, 09/07/2005
Jocelyn Augustino, photographer. From the series: Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials, 1998 - 09/30/2008
Hurricanes in History
Hurricane Dennis made landfall on the panhandle of Florida on July 10, 2005. Projected to be a Category 2 Hurricane it increased in strength to become a Category 4 after skirting to the west of Key West. Dennis was the fourth named storm and second hurricane of the season. One of the earliest and strongest Atlantic storms, Dennis was quickly surpassed by Hurricane Emily later that month.
[Hurricane Katrina] Pascagoula, Miss., October 29, 2005 — The Carnival cruise ship Holiday docks in Pascagoula, Miss. after sailing from Mobile, Ala. today. The ship is being used to temporarily house Mississippi residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. FEMA/Mark Wolfe, 10/29/2005
Hoping relief measures of this scale won’t be necessary post-Sandy…
Waiting for Hurricane Sandy
The non-emergency staff here at the National Archives have the day off, in fact the entire Federal Government in our region is closed. We’re hunkered down at home waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit the Washington, DC area. Hoping trucks like these are not in our future — or yours. Stay safe and we’ll see you after the storm!
- The Today’s Document Team
[Severe Storms and Flooding] Methuen, MA, May 19, 2006 — Electric trucks work throughout neighborhoods impacted by recent heavy rain. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA, 05/19/2006
August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in the United States
These are just a few images of more than 3,300 images taken by FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
This photoset is from the Gemini X Mission which took place from July 18-21, 1966. In our catalog, you can view 347 images from this mission.
The photos above were taken on July 19, 1966 and include images of Africa, Florida, Hurricane Celia, the inside of Gemini X, and clouds.