Blizzard of 1978 Photo Gallery

Photos from Hampton, Part 3

Courtesy Photos by Various Photographers

Compliments of The Hampton Union and The Exeter News-Letter

These cars were tossed on one another like boys during the high tides and hurricane winds which struck Hampton Beach and along the seacoast. [Exeter News-Letter photo by Ron Goodspeed]
High tides, swept by winds which reached hurricane force, tossed walls of water high in the air at North Beach. Portions of the seawall were eroded and metal sections were badly ripped by the storm's force. Photographed Wednesday the geysers created by the tide were still high. [Exeter News-Letter photo by Ron Goodspeed]
For residents of Plaice Cove, Hampton, the only usable transportation following the violent storm of last week was a boat. These men survey the damage to houses and property in the cove. [Exeter News-Letter photo by Ron Goodspeed]
Debris from the 24-hour storm which heavily damaged seacoast towns can be seen on this Hampton Beach street. Cleanup operations will take months with many homes and businesses expected to apply for federal funds to rebuild. [Exeter News-Letter photo by Ron Goodspeed]
This stone-faced Hampton Beach cottage is covered with ice following wind-driven tides which brought high water and flooding to the seacoast. [Exeter News-Letter photo by Ron Goodspeed]
Units of the New Hampshire highway department were kept busy cleaning up debris from shorefront roads. Twisted metal wrenched from the seawall at North Beach is loaded onto flatbed trucks to clear the area. [Exeter News-Letter photo by Ron Goodspeed]
Mangled top railing of the seawall at Hampton Beach provided this interesting perspective of the storm's aftermath as captured by photographer Steve Carline on February 8.
Flagpoles set in cement on Hampton Beach were torn up and twisted. In the background, one cottage sustained broken windows while one was not touched. [Ralph Morang, photo]
On Ancient Highway in Plaice Cove, this cottage was floated off its supports and turned 45 degrees, snapping its power lines. [Ralph Morang, photo]
On Friday, crews from the Exeter-Hampton ElectricCompany made necessary repairs to power lines in Plaice Cove. [Ralph Morang, photo]
Going home, National Guard trucks rumble along Ashworth Avenue in Hampton Beach. The Guard evacuated people along the beach and helped maintain security. They were relieved Thursday morning by state police. [Ralph Morang, photo]
This car was moved atop a pile of rocks by the force of the ocean. Steve Carline took this photo February 8 in the area of 6th Street, Hampton Beach.
Seeing is believing. Stephen Surprenant of Ocean Blvd., Hampton, was on the scene when the Hampton Beach Fire Station was flooded by high tides. The Hampton police station, located next door, was flooded as well.
The Maynard, Engine II, was stalled at Ocean Boulevard at 12th Street, and nearly had to be abandoned about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, at the height of the storm. Firefighter William Sturgis took this picture, thinking it might be the last one of the Maynard. However, the engine revived and served through the storm before it "died."
Located at Plaice Cove, North Beach, Hampton, this garage collapsed due to the force of the ocean waves. This photo was taken two days after the storm by Winnacunnet High School student Steve Carline.
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