'62 storm

Delaware's stormy coast

Delaware's March 1962 storm caused unprecedented destruction to life and property. Unusually high wind-driven tides carried breaking waves inland, destroying buildings and structures that, ordinarily, would have been beyond the reach of the surf.

Telling the story of the storm in...Read more

Delaware's 1962 Northeaster

Delaware's March 1962 storm caused unprecedented destruction to life and property. Unusually high wind-driven tides carried breaking waves inland, destroying buildings and structures that, ordinarily, would have been beyond the reach of the surf. These photographs and the story they tell about...Read more

50 years later: Remembering the ’62 Storm in Delaware

In March 1962, a powerful, slow-moving northeaster pummeled the mid-Atlantic coast, bringing huge waves, extreme winds and record-setting tides over the course of three days. Often called “Delaware’s Coastal Storm of the Century,” the catastrophe destroyed homes, flooded communities and killed...Read more

The '62 Storm - Delaware's Shared Response

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

Filmmaker Michael Oates, 302 Stories, Inc. will introduce a special showing of the film “The ’62 Storm – Delaware’s Shared Response.” Screening will be held in Cannon Room 104, University of Delaware Hugh R. Sharp Campus, Lewes, DE. Visit www.deseagrant...Read more

’62 Storm 50th Anniversary Commemoration Activities

’62 Storm 50th Anniversary Commemoration Workshop Events

Delaware Coastal Vulnerability and Sustainability – 1962 to 2062

Few residents who lived along the Delaware coast in 1962 will ever forget the coastal storm of the century. The powerful...Read more