Carmen Messmore's sedan, crushed by a falling elm near the Main Street and Newtown Lane intersection in East Hampton Village, was the subject of many passing photographers' attention. The East Hampton Star
Moved from their foundations in Montauk (2 of 8)
Houses and debris from the fishing village in Montauk, which before the 1938 Hurricane had lined Fort Pond Bay, ended up at the far east side of Tuthill Pond, crushed against the high ground. The East Hampton Star
Highway on Napeague (3 of 8)
Montauk Highway remained flooded the day after the 1938 storm. Though vehicles were able to get across, this contributed to the belief that Montauk itself had become an island. The East Hampton Star
Maidstone Club cabanas (4 of 8)
High waves wreaked havoc at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, toppling cabanas and nearly filling its swimming pool with sand. The East Hampton Star
East Hampton Library (5 of 8)
After the storm, trees leaned against the East Hampton Library, as they did at most buildings along the west side of Main Street. The East Hampton Star
Wind damage (6 of 8)
Gertrude Rackett's East Hampton house lost a wall and roof to the high winds as the storm blew through. The East Hampton Star
Boats ashore (7 of 8)
With no early warning, boat owners had little chance to secure their vessels before the hurricane struck. The East Hampton Star
The barometer fell sharply (8 of 8)
Dr. Arthur Terry of East Hampton and Manhattan kept a record of the week of the hurricane. He had planned to take a boat to Gardiner's Island on Sept. 21, 1938, but noticing the dropping air pressure, decided against it.
The National Hurricane Center early Friday revised its prediction for the path of Hurricane Irene, moving it farther east over Long Island. The path is similar to that of the devastating 1938 Hurricane.