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One of many homes blown onto a roadway in Portsmouth during the 1938 Hurricane.

1938 Hurricane: Portsmouth never saw it coming

1938 Hurricane: Portsmouth never saw it coming

PORTSMOUTH — The morning of Sept. 21, 1938 started out like any other day, with no warning signs that danger was lurking right around the corner. “The day started as a very pleasant one, with no indication of what was about to strike,” Town Historian Jim Garman told a capacity audience at Town Hall Tuesday night.

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