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August 23, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

On this date in 1933, a Category 2 hurricane caused devastation and dozens of deaths from the Carolinas to New Jersey. In Maryland, waves and 70-mph winds grounded ships, demolished the Ocean City boardwalk and bridges, and cut the inlet at the southern end of town. Rising water drowned Chesapeake islands and flooded streets and crops. Baltimore lost 2,000 trees, some piers, pleasure boats and bridges. Power and phones were cut off. The 7.62 inches of rain downtown is still the city's 24-hour record.

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