The New England Hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, was one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit Long Island and New England in its recorded history. It caused $306 million in period damage (and would do over $60 billion today adjusting for differences in inflation, population, and wealth between 1938 and 2019) and killed anywhere between 682 and 800 people. New York City dodged a bullet as it made its Long Island landfall on September 21, 1938 with Category 3 strength (120 mph) just 75 miles to the east of NYC. What if New Yorkers were not lucky here? What implications would this have locally, nationally, and globally?