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Photo Story of Tri-State's Greatest Flood: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, March 17-20th, 1936.

Photo Story of Tri-State's Greatest Flood: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, March 17-20th, 1936.

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Pittsburgh: H.M. Hamm, 1936. Oblong quarto in pale brown (beige) printed wraps (map to front wrap); 32 unnumbered pages: chiefly b&w photos; 16 x 24 cm. Minor spotting and wear to wraps; else very good(=) thus. Paperback.

Uncommon item. Chiefly b&w photos, with captions. / "The flood that occurred from March 17-20, 1936, often referred to as the St. Patrick's Day Flood or the Great Flood of 1936, was one of the most devastating floods in the history of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. This flood was caused by a combination of heavy rain and rapid snowmelt, which led to the rivers in the region, including the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, rising to record levels. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the floodwaters reached a height of 46 feet, well above the flood stage of 25 feet. The flood caused extensive damage throughout the region. Thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed, infrastructure was severely damaged, and numerous lives were lost. In Pittsburgh alone, over 100,000 people were left homeless. The flood also had significant long-term impacts. It led to major changes in flood control policy, including the construction of reservoirs and floodwalls to prevent similar disasters in the future. The flood also prompted the creation of the Flood Control Act of 1936, which recognized flood control as a proper activity of the federal government. The Great Flood of 1936 remains one of the most significant natural disasters in the history of the Tri-State area. Its impacts are still remembered and studied today, particularly in the context of disaster management and flood control policy." —Bing. / Floods -- Ohio -- Pictorial works. Floods -- West Virginia -- Pictorial works. Inondations -- Pennsylvanie -- Ouvrages illustrés. Inondations -- Ohio -- Ouvrages illustrés. Inondations -- Virginie-Occidentale -- Ouvrages illustrés. Floods. Ohio. Pennsylvania. West Virginia.

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