DANBURY, Conn. -- Those who remember life in Danbury six decades ago will never forget that summer, when two hurricanes slammed New England in close sequence, delivering a one-two punch that nearly wiped some towns off the map.
Connie arrived first, deviating to the west well south of the region but dumping large quantities of precipitation. This turned out to be an unpleasant prelude for Diane, which arrived a few days later, on August 18-19, dumping between 13 and 20 inches of rain and causing massive flooding.
On Thursday, from 6-7 p.m., at the Danbury Library, Eamon McCarthy Earls, a historical author who has worked on hurricane research with the Coastal Systems Research Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, will talk about his new book, “Twisted Sisters: How Four Superstorms Forever Changed The Northeast in 1954 & 55."
Books will be available for purchase. The program is free of charge.
Registration is required online at danburylibrary.org . Click on “Events” or call 203-797-4527.
For more information, contact Rodrigo Fuenzalida, Communications Specialist, at 203-796-8061.
The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main St.
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