Talk:Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962

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talk page for Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962

Units[edit]

To the initial editors: I always thought it was Wikipedia policy to use both US and international SI units?! Please take care of using both international and US units in the future! The international SI units are the primary unit BTW.

Blurb for DYK[edit]

Did You Know

...the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, a major winter storm known as a Nor'easter, was one of the most destructive storms to ever impact the mid-Atlantic, killing 40 people and doing $1.3 billion in damage in six states?

This wording isn't clear to anyone outside the US. The "mid atlantic" means "the middle of the atlantic ocean" not "the middle of the US eastern seaboard". Can I suggest wording like:
...the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, a major winter storm known as a Nor'easter, was one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the United States' Atlantic seaboard, killing 40 people and doing $1.3 billion in damage in six states?
-- Finlay McWalter | Talk 23:26, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
That's what the fantastic little think known as a wikilink is. There's thousands of terms all across Wikipedia that most people don't know the meaning of. Therefore, we provide these so-called wikilinks so that they can find out about them. bob rulz 03:28, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

Damage estimates[edit]

I discovered an unsually wide range of property damage estimates in the web sources. For the article, lacking better sources, I was forced to weasel terms to avoid stating something more specific. The sources vary widely from 250 million to 1.3 billion. Can anyone suggest how we may quantify this better? Vaoverland 07:58, 16 October 2005 (UTC)


I added a personal account from my father about Avalon NJ, which is about 20 minutes south of Atlantic City, NJ. First through 7th street was lost in that storm, it's now just water in the Inlet between Avalon and Sea Isle City User:SeanWDP

Thanks, Sean. I was only 10 years old, but recall it in Virginia as well. Awesome. Vaoverland 16:33, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
I noticed a recent change of wording, "Contrary to Popular Belief" in the section about Avalon losing streets 1 through 7. Any comments on why this has been changed? I can get primary sources to clear this issue up. SeanWDP 20:29, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Found a written source, here [1] SeanWDP 20:39, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
I added the info about the misinformation about 1-6 street. They were not washed away. My family owns a home on sixth street and have since 1961. There were no homes or streets in front of them. THe streets may have been washed away during a storm in 1938 but NOT I repeat not in '62. It is thought that the streets 1-5th were an idea on a tax map that never materialized because of the relentless tide. Way before the storm of '62. Read Dave Coskey's book about avalon. It even includes pictures of 6th street without any streets before it. And the pictures are circa 1920. Please understand I am not trying to start a debate, or ruffle any feathers it's just an ongoing joke with my family since we have had the home since before the great storm. Sixth and Seventh streets are still there.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Buttress (talkcontribs) 20:23, 11 February 2007 (UTC).

Additional Pictures[edit]

At some time during this week, I can possibly take some pictures for Avalon, probably a B&W of 1st through 7th streets, then a picture of that area today, can articles have multiple pictures? SeanWDP

Anyone seen these pictures? http://imgur.com/2SLXz — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.232.92 (talk) 06:06, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:18, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

References or external links?[edit]

There is no reference section to this article, let alone inline citations. Are the external links also acting as references? Just checking, because if they are, that section needs to at least be relabeled. Thegreatdr (talk) 18:00, 18 December 2009 (UTC)