Long Island Hurricanes on the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Storm: Past, Present, and Future

The unnamed 1938 hurricane -- nicknamed the "Long Island Express" due to its fast forward motion and initial landfall in Suffolk County -- brought abrupt and untold devastation to the northeastern United States, particularly Long Island's East End. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1938 hurricane, and look ahead to the future, this interdisciplinary symposium proposes to recount the many impactful tropical cyclones that have affected Long Island over the years, assess our current forecasting and hazard communication techniques, and discuss future planning for resilience to these extreme events.  Despite that storm, and several subsequent New York hurricane landfalls in the following decades, the recent experience of Sandy underscores our vulnerability to the impacts of tropical cyclones, particularly storm surges and coastal flooding. The symposium will host keynote speaker Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, assistant administrator for Weather Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Director, National Weather Service.

For more information: Long Island Hurricanes on the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Storm: Past, Present, and Future


Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time: 9:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library,

All events will be held in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus, unless otherwise noted.


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Wednesday, October 03, 2018



Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
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