In 1972 the wrath of Hurricane Agnes resulted in the evacuation of a Pennsylvania town due to the rising water of what river? – 2017

In 1972 the wrath of Hurricane Agnes resulted in the evacuation of a Pennsylvania town due to the rising water of what river?

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Susquehanna River



Susquehanna River and the Lackawanna River

The most significant effects, by far, occurred in Pennsylvania, mostly due to severe flooding. The hurricane severely flooded the Susquehanna River and the Lackawanna River causing major damage to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.




Hurricane Agnes was, at the time, the costliest hurricane to hit the United States in recorded history. The second tropical cyclone and first named storm of the 1972 Atlantic hurricane season

Areas affected Yucatán Peninsula, western Cuba, Florida Panhandle, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York

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Otsego Lake is a 4,046-acre (16.37 km2) lake located in Otsego County, New York and is the source of the Susquehanna River.

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