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health and cheerful as usual. Brooks and Freddie were left at George's house while Dickie, who cannot stand long motor trips arrived by train to stay at her mothers house. 
[[underline]] Sunday. Sept 18. [[/underline]] At Snug Rock all day. Rainy and cloudy all day. 
[[underline]] Sept 19. [[/underline]] At office. Returned with Celine at 4 P.M. by motor. Rain & fog
[[underline]] Sept 20. [[/underline]] Drove with Celine to New York. 
[[underline]] Sept 21. [[/underline]] At office. Strong rain and strong wind in New York Took train about noon. Dick at Yonkers station. Violent rain. During afternoon rain and wind increased to a gale later on to Hurricane force. Many trees down and dammage to roof of "The Crags". In [[strikethrough]] Broad [[/strikethrough]] Broadway and surroundings many big trees uprooted. Force of wind still increasing 
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Electric light lines down. So at 7 P.M had to look up old [[strikethrough]] canddles [[/strikethrough]] candles. Some pocket flash lights fortunately helped us. Getting colder and our steam heating system does not work on account of not having electric current. To bed early prepared to be compelled to get up during the night. Suddenly at 9 P.M. electric lamps are working again 
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[[underline]] September 22. [[/underline]] Storm is over here, but streets, lawn and roads strewn with fallen trees or limbs of trees. Inundations everywhere. Water still rising in low lying lands. Broadway blocked by fallen trees. [[strikethrough]] Reports [[/strikethrough]] The new Parkway is closed being submerged in flood [[strikethrough]] Repo [[/strikethrough]] The whole Sound-region shores in N.Y. Connecticut and Long Island flooded; numerous houses down. 
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Devastation everywhere. News comes in of more than a hundred killed or drowned. Reports from Weather bureau is that [[strikethrough]] vol [[/strikethrough]] [[underline]] velocity [[/underline]] of wind here varied from [[underline]] 50 to 100 miles. [[/underline]] Harvard observatory reports that on high elevation points, the wind at certain phases went to [[underline]] 140 miles [[/underline]] A regular hurricane. Brooksie arrived in Boston minus his trunk, which is left behind on the R.R. till train service is again installed. Baekeland Roll, reached his school in Connecticut just before the storm broke loose and no news about him; because telephone lines are broken
[[strikethrough]] Later on [[/strikethrough]] Newspapers report 460 killed. As a contrast to day in New York is quiet and pleasant. Newspaper full of hurricane disaster and photographs showing destruction New storm still out at sea is announced


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