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Hurricane Audrey Hits Gulf Coast...

Item # 222497

June 27, 1957

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, June 27, 1957.
* Hurricane Audrey Hits Gulf Region

This 68 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page: "HURRICANE HITS U.S."  Additional subheads include:  "9 Drown as Storm Sinks Ship", "Texas Towns Cut Off", and more.

Other news of the day throughout. Binding holes along the spine with little margin wear and small tape mend, otherwise good.
Background Information: 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 extra-tropical 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. source: Wikipedia

Category: The 20th Century