The Devastating Natural Disaster That Changed Delaware Forever

Delaware isn’t exactly known for its crazy winters, and the winter of 1962 did not seem to be anything special. In fact, by the time March rolled around and the season was winding down, most Delawareans were getting ready for an early spring. The first week of March was supposed to be cool and breezy, with some clouds and drizzle. Later in the evening on Monday, March 5th, meteorologists began to call for a Nor’easter, with some snow and gusty conditions. By the time dawn broke on Tuesday, March 6th, it was clear that the storm would be one for the record books.

The Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, as it’s been called ever since, was the single worst storm in Delaware history. Take a look at the photos of the destruction below. Do you remember that terrible week?

For more information on the worst events in Delaware history, read The 9 Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In Delaware.