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Flood Causes Record Damage

25 Years Ago


January 28, 2021

Herald of Jan. 25, 1996

A deep snowpack, warm temperatures and two inches of rain late Thursday and early Friday, Jan. 18 and 19, caused the most serious flooding on record in the Cove area. Dozens of homes were wrecked, scores were badly damaged and hundreds had water-logged basements in low-lying areas throughout the region. Water at Williamsburg, McKee and Loysburg were higher than the levels reached during Hurricane Agnes in June of 1972. Many older residents agreed that the flood matched the St. Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936 in most areas, extensive than in either of those floods. In a...

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