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Posts Tagged ‘flood’

The Johnstown Flood

It should be rather embarrassing that I live around an hour from Johnstown and knew very little about the great flood.  In The Johnstown Flood author David McCullough pieces together a riveting story using local reports and quotes from the period.  Most of us have heard of the tragedy; some may even know that 2,209 people lost their lives (McCullough reprinted the names of those lost), but you probably don’t know their stories.  I had no idea what an international story it was and how long it stayed in the headlines.

Nature’s A Mother

Last Friday there were four tragic deaths in the City of Pittsburgh due to a flash flooding incident.  A mother, her two young daughters were killed when trapped in their van and another woman is believed to have been swept away as she fled her vehicle.  Everyone empathizes with their families and our hearts go out to them as these stories bring back tragic thoughts of loved ones that we have lost. 

Image and data from USGS StreamStats