42 Miles of Hell: The Story of the Worcester Tornado of '53

42 Miles of Hell: The Story of the Worcester Tornado of '53

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by Worcester Telegram and Gazette
     
 
The Worcester Tornado of 1953 was the single-most devastating natural disaster to ever hit Massachusetts. At a time before early warnings and weather alerts, the people of Central Massachusetts didn’t know what hit them as the massive funnel cloud moved across the state obliterating everything in its path. When all was tallied, 94 people were dead, more than

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The Worcester Tornado of 1953 was the single-most devastating natural disaster to ever hit Massachusetts. At a time before early warnings and weather alerts, the people of Central Massachusetts didn’t know what hit them as the massive funnel cloud moved across the state obliterating everything in its path. When all was tallied, 94 people were dead, more than 1,300 were injured and 10,000 to 15,000 were left homeless. “42 Miles of Hell; the Story of the Worcester Tornado of ‘53” tells the personal stories of those who lived through the storm – stories of fear, near escapes and the years of emotional and physical recovery. With photos and stories plucked from the archives of the Worcester Telegram and the Evening Gazette, “42 Miles of Hell” takes you on a personal journey from the twister’s touchdown to the recovery and the neighbors who pulled together in its wake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016679419
Publisher:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Publication date:
06/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
763,629
File size:
9 MB

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42 Miles of Hell: The Story of the Worcester Tornado of '53 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Presented in a minute to minute day in the life of Worcester County residents on that fateful day in June 1953. Very informative as how the force of nature can come upon us with very little warning.