As Hanna approaches New York , we look back at Hurricane Gloria [Throwback Thursday]
Tropical Storm Hanna on Saturday will deliver two to four inches of rain and high winds across the New York area. But 23 years ago this month, New Yorkers were battening down the hatches for the terrifying Hurricane Gloria. Sure enough, schools were canceled, residents as far north as Westchester put plywood on their windows, and people watched breathless news reports of the impending doom. In the end, Gloria was not a disaster akin to the Long Island Express of 1938, but it caused considerable damage on the East Coast, including Long Island, where power company LILCO struggled to restore power to parts of the area for weeks.
Step back in time and see live coverage from 1985 of Hurricane Gloria, including an almost full hour of Weather Channel coverage with hurricane expert John Hope. And check out photos of hurricanes that have struck New York.
-- Rolando Pujol
Photo: Waves crash into Cedar Beach as homes in the background take a pounding from Hurricane Gloria. (Newsday file photo, 1985)