New York State deadly storms
From the 1938 Long Island Express to superstorm Sandy in 2012, New York State has seen its share of deadly Atlantic storms. As a new hurricane season begins, here is a look back at six of them.
1938: Long Island Express
The 1938 Long Island Express created this flooding scene on Westhampton Beach's Main Street, between Husty Tailor Shop and Weixelbaum Market. The category 3 hurricane on Sept. 21, 1938 took about 60 lives on Long Island, according to the National Hurricane Center. It also created the Shinnecock Inlet.
1944: Great Atlantic Hurricane(Credit: AP / John Lent)
New Yorkers struggle through the streets of downtown Manhattan as the Great Atlantic Hurricane hit on Sept. 14, 1944. Six people were killed in New York State, according to the National Hurricane Center, but the vast majority of the 390 deaths caused by the storm occurred at sea.
1954: Hurricane Edna(Credit: AP / Harry Harris)
This was the scene on one of the runways at LaGuardia Airport as the fringe of Hurricane Edna hit New York on Sept. 11, 1954. There was no flood damage reported at the field, as most planes and ground vehicles had been moved into hangers. But Edna caused six highway deaths in the metropolitan area, according to The Associated Press.
1999: Tropical Storm Floyd(Credit: L.I. News Daily / Daniel Goodrich)
At the Shinnicock Inlet a boat is surrounded by water both in the bay and on Dune Road after Tropical Storm Floyd, which reached Long Island on Sept. 16, 1999. It claimed two lives in New York State, according to the National Hurricane Center. But 35 of the storm's 57 overall fatalities occurred in North Carolina, where Floyd made landfall as a category 2 hurricane.
2011: Hurricane Irene(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
Jamie Young, of Bellport, and Shawn Pizzo and Mohammed Hasidi, both of Medford, make their way down a flooded Smith Street in Patchogue in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, 2011. The storm killed 10 people in New York State, including one in Suffolk County, according to the National Hurricane Center.
2012: Superstorm Sandy(Credit: Doug Kuntz)
The area near Atlantic and Ocean streets in Lindenhurst was hit hard by superstorm Sandy, as seen in this Nov. 2, 2012 photo. Sandy was responsible for 72 deaths, including 48 in New York State, the National Hurricane Center said. Long Island recorded 13 deaths.