A History of Connecticut's Deadliest Tornadoes: Catastrophe in the Constitution State

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The Wallingford tornado of 1878 took less than two minutes, but it killed at the rate of one person per second. Twisters in Connecticut are incredibly rare, but they're often disastrous and sometimes deadly. The Windsor tornado of 1979 destroyed a field of aircraft that had survived World War II. The 1787 Wethersfield tornado ripped off a barn roof in New Britain, traveled on to Newington and finally subsided in Wethersfield after destroying a family farm. Locals remember the 1989 cyclone that ripped through Hamden and cost the state millions of dollars in repairs. Join local author Robert Hubbard as he shares the tales of these natural disasters and those who witnessed them.
ISBN: 9781626197893
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Disaster
Images: 61
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Hubbard is an associate professor and the director of the Computer Information Systems Program at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, he teaches courses on publishing, publicity and promotion for the college's MFA in Writing program. He is the author of four other books: "Armchair Reader: The Last Survivors"; "Images of America: Middletown"; "Images of America: Glastonbury"; and "Legendary Locals of Middletown."
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