Remembering Hurricane Hazel

After tracking Irene I came to think about another hurricane that made quite an impression on a six year old in mid October of 1954 when I was living in Passaic, NJ. I was in 1st Grade and recall being sent home early as the winds from Hazel began to affect northern NJ. By that evening the wind had increased to a loud roar and I recall the lights going out and our oak tree in the front of the yard snapping in half.

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