From The Archives: The Frankenstorm Of 1938

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In 1938, for instance, a category 3 hurricane left 600 people dead in New England. During that ferocious hurricane, also known as the Yankee Clipper and the Long Island Express, the Empire State Building reportedly swayed with wind gusts, and 60 people in New York City alone were killed, says Oren Yaniv at the New York Daily News. Unlike Sandy, 1938′s powerful storm came "without warning," says History.com, and "was born out a tropical cyclone that developed in the eastern Atlantic."

In this strangely compelling historic video of the storm, winds whip New York City residents braving the streets, power lines throughout New England lean and dangle precariously, and flood waters crash into seaside homes, engulfing what looks like a trolley in one of the region's cities.

Hurricane Sandy Flooding Pic of the Day

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New York City's East River is starting to flood.

This apocalyptic shot is courtesy TDW reader Ariel.

Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Pic of the Day

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Sandy, Schmandy. Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment continue to stand guard, as they have continuously since 1948.

Hurricane Sandy Panic Alert of the Day

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Shirtless Guy In A Horse Mask -- running in D.C. ahead of Hurricane Sandy -- is just what the Eastern Seaboard needs right now.

Well, that, and a plan to to ride out the storm. Here's the latest.

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