It’s been 25 years since the ‘Perfect Storm’ hit New England
By Olivia Quintana Globe Correspondent,November 1, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
It has been 25 years since the 1991 ”Perfect Storm,” also known as the No-Name Storm, swept across New England. The nor’easter knocked over hundreds of homes and businesses across New England, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Also known as the Halloween Storm, the nor’easter created wind gusts above hurricane force that battered the Massachusetts coast from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, officials said. The damage rivaled that from the Blizzard of 1978.
The storm claimed the lives of six fishermen and one captain aboard a Gloucester fishing vessel, the Andrea Gail. The story became the heart of the bestseller “The Perfect Storm.” The Coast Guard looked for the vessel for over a week before calling off the search.