It lasted for three days and spanned five high tides. We take a look back at the massive 1962 nor’easter that devastated Delaware’s coast and examine the lasting impact it has had on efforts to protect property at the beach.
You can read more about the impact of the Storm of ’62 through the University of Delaware’s Sea Grant College Program.
The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a workshop on March 7 commemorating the Storm of ’62. The day-long event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center will focus on the storm and its aftermath, including how it influences many environmental and economic decisions made still today. The workshop will also show the documentary featured in our First Look, “The Storm of ’62 — Delaware’s Shared Response.”