Saturday, July 30, 2011

Page 25: The 1972 Flood

Let me say a few words about this flood. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes took an inland route, combined with a mid latitude cyclone track and stalled over western New York for 5 days. The immense volume of rain broke all former records and caused the river that flows through Corning to overflow its banks. 
courtesy CMG

courtesy CMG
The water level reached 5 feet high – on the second floor of the museum! Because of this Lawrence Saint’s materials were submerged. When the water receded the materials were dried out and put in storage but they remained unopened until the day I looked through them. 

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