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  • Collection: The 1972 Hurricane Agnes Flood

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A man walking on top of a car near the rear entrance to the Hospital. Clearly the person who parked the car did not see the sign.

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A rowboat is parked inside of the main entrance to the Hospital.

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The front of Nesbitt Memorial Hospital. Notice the water level at the door.

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A view from the entrance of the Hospital. The main transportation vehicle while the flood waters were high was the boat. How long do you think it would take to paddle through your town if it was underwater?

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Water creeps up at the rear entrance of the Hospital.

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Three men stand in water in front of Nesbitt Memorial Hospital.

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Two nurses resting. Because of the flooding at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, many patients and nurses moved to Misericordia College until the Hospital was repaired. Can you imagine the long hours these nurses worked?

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The powerful flood waters carved a new landscape in the cemetery.

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This is the deepest section of the crater caused by the floodwaters. Note the dike in the background.

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A wide shot of the destruction in the Forty Fort Cemetery. Caskets and tombstones are strewn about.
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