The Great Flood of 1850

2020-07-26T20:06:32-04:00June 1st, 2020|Natural Disasters|0 Comments

Two episodes of serious flooding occurred in southeastern Pennsylvania in the summer of 1850. A tropical storm moving north from Virginia soaked the region overnight on July 18-19, causing flash floods that killed at least twenty along the Schuylkill River. Great destruction to [...]