Hurricane Barriers in New England and New Jersey: History and Status after Five Decades

  title={Hurricane Barriers in New England and New Jersey: History and Status after Five Decades},
  author={Andrew Morang},
  • A. Morang
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Environmental Science
ABSTRACT Morang, A., 2016. Hurricane barriers in New England and New Jersey: History and status after five decades. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey suffered damage, flooding, and deaths from three major hurricanes in less than two decades during the mid-twentieth century. One of these, the Great New England Hurricane of 21 September 1938, caused unprecedented damage and flooded Providence, New London, and other urban areas. Following Hurricane Carol in 1954, the 84th… 

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