For Throwback Thursday, we wanted to share a video of the aftermath of Hurricane Carol. In 1954, Hurricane Carol flooded downtown Providence with more than 12 feet of water. You can see the effects of the hurricane in the Biltmore lobby, where there is a plaque showing an eight-foot-high water mark. All told, the storm did approximately $200 million in damage.
Hurricane Carol, and the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, prompted Providence to build the Hurricane Barrier at Fox Point.
Do you have any pictures or stories from Hurricane Carol? If so, leave a comment below.