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16 Unsettling Facts About New York City And Hurricanes

Get ready for Hurricane Sandy aka the Frankenstorm with these facts. Uh oh.

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13. The Great September Gale Of 1815 (the word hurricane wasn't used back then) was the first major hurricane to impact New England in 180 years. The storm was so powerful that it rained salt water.

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