40 years later, newspaper remembers Hurricane Agnes

    Four decades ago, Hurricane Agnes came crashing through our area, bringing devastating floods and knocking out electric and drinking water supplies.

    Though the storm began in the Caribbean Sea, Agnes arrived on our shores in late June 1972, turning streets into waterways.
    To commemorate the anniversary, the Pottstown Mercury has set up a website full of photos, videos an personal accounts of the havoc Agnes wreaked on the Schuylkill River and its nearby towns.

    It might be a little easier to relive these headlines, which aren’t quite as fresh as the ones detailing last summer’s Hurricane Irene

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