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Remembering The 1938 Hurricane, 80 Years Later

Central Bridge washout. Photo courtesy of the Rhode Island State Archives

Central Bridge washout. Photo courtesy of the Rhode Island State Archives

Earlier this week, Rhode Island and the South Coast experienced the aftermath of Hurricane Florence — nothing too major, just a few inches of rain. However, this time 80 years ago was a completely different story.