The '62 Storm:
Delaware's Shared Response
55 min | English | 2007
Director: Michael Oates
Narrator: Don Wescott
Residents living along the Atlantic coast in March, 1962 will never forget the great "Ash Wednesday" storm. This powerful winter nor'easter pounded Delaware's shoreline for 3 days and 5 successive high tides, destroying homes and businesses, flooding communities, and taking lives. Using archival photos, home movies, and interviews of those who survived, this program re-lives Delaware's greatest 20th Century disaster and the weather events that spawned it, and reflects on the possibility of a similar storm occurring along Delaware's coast today.
Special thanks to the historians of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Fenwick Island, along with the University of Delaware Sea Grant College Program for their generous support and assistance.
This program was produced by Berkana, Center for Media and Education, Inc. and partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC); and 302 Stories, Inc.