Johnstown, PA
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1977 FLOOD
On March 17, 1936, Johnstown experienced a devastating flood caused by heavy runoff from melting snow and three days of rain. Before the waters receded the following day, the flood had risen to 14 feet in some areas. About two dozen people died in the flood, while 77 buildings were destroyed-- nearly 3,000 more were severely damaged. Property damages were estimated at $41 million.
Black Friday
May 31st, 1889