Today in History: The Legendary Super Storm: Part 2
The next morning, after September 1, chaos spread. It became impossible to send or receive any sort of messages, but a good thing did come out of this storm. With the charged up air, operators could still contact Portland, Maine using some sort of auroral current.
After the storm passed, newspapers from France to Australia were filled with testimonies of the events that went down. People assumed other towns were on fire because of how much of a crimson color the sky. America was staring up into the sky and just watching the light show. It is said that the Carrington Event was twice as large as any other similar storm.
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