WEATHER EVENT THAT CHANGED LIVES

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2020.-


🖊 WEATHER HISTORY 📸 iowafloodcenter.org

In 1786 a major flooding occurred in Pennsylvania. The month of October in great losses for the farmers. The event is well known as the Great Pumpkin Flood. Received its name due to the pumpkins that were washed away in the flood on October 5th, 1786. The flooding happened on the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reported a river stage of twenty-two feet. The heavy rains culminated a wet season and with great property damage to livestock and farmers as well to local residents.




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