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Old 09-15-2017, 08:41 AM
Location: God's Country
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Gotta be one of the nuttiest storms on record, as it began off the coast of Mexico and meandered its way up the East Coast, to say nothing of the fact that it was the month of June! Lots of damage here in Md.

Hurricane Agnes - June 14-25, 1972
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:44 PM
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I remember Agnes. The creek I used to jump across on walks was almost 1/4 mile wide during the worst of the flooding. Our town was cut off by water. One of my most enduring memories is watching a nearby field where a herd of desperate Holsteins clung together on a little hillock in the flood, screaming. The water rose and rose about them. When I looked an hour later, the hillock was well underwater and the cattle were gone.

It caused bad flooding in Virginia, especially in Richmond, and Maryland but I think Pennsylvania got the worst of it.

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book - Hurricane Agnes
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