After the sneak attack by Hurricane Carol (TIME, Sept. 13), which took 68 lives and destroyed half a billion dollars' worth of New England property, the entire Atlantic seaboard was anxiously alerted for the next big seasonal storm to come rolling north. There was not long to wait. Before New England had half mopped up the mess left by Carol, Hurricane Dolly roared harmlessly by. Then came Edna.*

Like her older sister Carol, Hurricane Edna proved to be a dangerous ondine, full of feminine caprices and packing a 125-mile-per-hour wallop. When first sighted last week, she was off the Bahamas,...

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