Cumberland County Historical Society's Book Talk by the author of TIDAL WAVE Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 – 2-4pm

Speaker Series
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 – 2-4pm
Guest Speaker: Mr. Drew Tomlin
Author of: Tidal Wave

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB) has released its book "Tidal Wave The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950". Firsthand accounts of this historic storm’s impact on Bayshore towns were compiled by volunteer Drew Tomlin and interns Shoanne Seijas and Ashley Hines.
November 25th, 1950, is a day that many New Jersey Bayshore residents have never forgotten. On that fateful day perfect storm conditions resulted in a devastating tidal wave that destroyed communities and took lives. Fifteen people along the Delaware Bayshore died that day and approximately 2,500 people were displaced. Homes were destroyed, boats and vehicles floated away and property damage was devastating. Residents carried their memories of this event as time went on, and many still still share their stories with one another, their families and friends. As years passed the events of the day became the best-known secret of the Bayshore area. Now, firsthand accounts of the Tidal Wave serve as a cautionary tale concerning disaster preparedness, poor housing practices and environmental injustice.
Books can also be purchased during the talk, at BCB, at or by calling Teri at 856.785.2060. All sales benefit the BCB.

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