Our recent escape on Cape Cod from Storm Sandy took
me back to my earliest recollection of a hurricane. It was late August 1954 when Hurricane Carol
came through and knocked down the TV transmitter tower for WBZ. It was a big adventure for me and my
siblings to go out for a walk after the storm.
We escaped Sandy without any trouble and only lost
power for three hours. Our safety was
ensured last spring when I bought a power generator, so I didn’t have to use
it, of course.
I’m also reminded how much weather forecasting and
reporting has changed over the years.
Today, Boston TV stations have a beautiful young woman reporting the morning weather news, with modern broadcast technology. I recall Don Kent sliding chalkboards in and
out of the wall to show us a couple of views, which he probably drew by
Sandy was a terrible storm in New York, New Jersey
and the Mid-Atlantic, so we were lucky here.
I have family in Maryland, so my wife and I were very concerned about
What do you remember about your first big storm?