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Devastation on the Delaware by
Call Number: 974.9 SHA
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Narrative nonfiction account of the record-setting Delaware River flood of August 18-20, 1955, reads like a thriller. This devastation was caused by rain from hurricanes Connie and Diane, hitting within five days of each other. The flood killed nearly 100 people in PA, NJ NY, with the highest flood crest recorded on river to date. This is an extremely readable narrative woven from interviews with 100+ survivors eyewitnesses. With 105 historic photos bringing these events to chilling life, this is the first comprehensive account of a tragic event that changed life in the Delaware Valley forever.