WEATHER: Two-Punch Emma

Emma and Kathleen were big, blowy and as like as two sisters, but there was nothing homey or lovable about either of them. Christened by Army weathermen and by the Red Cross, Kathleen was a typhoon* which last week rolled over Japan's main island of Honshu, leaving hundreds dead or homeless, and Emma was a hurricane which took two ferocious licks at the U.S.

Most other great hurricanes—1928's, for example, which killed 1,500 people around Florida's Lake Okeechobee—had caught the U.S. more or less unprepared. This time, the U.S. was as ready as it could expect to get for a hurricane.

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