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Hurricane Audrey hits gulf coast in 1957....



Item # 575904

June 28, 1957

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, June 28, 1957.
 
* Hurricane Audrey hits Gulf region
* 1st report of landfall


This 10 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "Louisiana Marshlands Under Tidal Waves In Wake Of Hurricane", with supporting text.  Other news of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.  Complete and in good condition (see images).
 
wikipedia notes: Hurricane Audrey was the first named storm, first hurricane and first major hurricane of the 1957 Atlantic hurricane season. Audrey was the only storm to reach Category 4 status in June. A powerful hurricane, Audrey caused catastrophic damage across eastern Texas and western Louisiana. The storm then affected the South Central United States as a powerful extratropical storm. In its wake, Audrey left $1 billion (2005 USD) in damage and 390-550 fatalities. At the time period, the devastation from Hurricane Audrey was the worst for the United States since the Great New England Hurricane of 1938.

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