The storm of 62 was so powerful that the U.S. Weather Bureau named it : "The Great Atlantic Storm." It is also known as "Five High Storm" because it stayed off the Atlantic Coast of the northeast United States over a period of five high tides. Because the heaviest damages occurred in most areas on Wednesday, March 7, which was the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent that year, its most popular name is "Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962." I was just a kid when the storm happened, but I remember driving down to the end of Long Beach Island in Holgate. I found streets totally covered by piles of sand and most houses and buildings totally destroyed. I also saw the Army Corps of Engineers working to get the Island back to being somewhat normal.
This is an original oil painting on canvas paper. It is 11 x 14 in size.