Ninety-four views of the Great Hurricane of Aug. 23, 1933

Before hurricanes had names, a powerful Category 1 storm swept through Hampton Roads and the lower Chesapeake Bay just before high tide on the morning of Aug. 23, 1933. Dubbed the "Storm King" by the Daily Press, it churned up such high and destructive waters during its 18-hour attack on the region that it became the benchmark for all the storms that have followed. -- Mark St. John Erickson

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