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50 years ago the Ash Wednesday Storm the cut up Long Beach Island, NJ

While the storm was neither a hurricane, nor a classic nor’easter, its impact was so powerful, the U.S. Weather Bureau gave it a name: “The Great Atlantic Storm.” That name was later changed by Outer Banks resident, Aycock Brown. Referencing the solemn holiday that shared the day the storm unleashed its fury he named it

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