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Violent gales cause heavy damage in New York City and Philadelphia

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02/09/1860 to 02/10/1860
A sudden and violent storm struck New York City and surrounding areas during the evening hours and continued through the night.  In the city, the Roman Catholic orphanage lost its entire roof and on the Hudson River $200,000 worth of damage was done to river shipping traffic.  New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia also came in for heavy punishment through the next morning.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 407.


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