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Aftermath of Hurricane Agnes

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance.

Aftermath of Hurricane Agnes

field hearing before the Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, Wilkes-Barre, PA., June 22, 1990.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Wyoming Valley.
    • Subjects:
    • Hurricanes -- Pennsylvania -- Wyoming Valley,
    • Floods -- Pennsylvania -- Wyoming Valley,
    • Flood control -- Pennsylvania -- Wyoming Valley,
    • Insurance, Flood -- Pennsylvania -- Wyoming Valley

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .B575 1990g
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 224 p. :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1987192M
      LC Control Number90602579

      Describes the work of Future Homemakers of America in helping disaster victims stabilize their families in the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes. (MU) Descriptors: Family Financial Resources, Family Health, Family Life, Family Life Education, Family Problems, Family Programs. Publication Type: N/A. Education Level: N/A. The Flood of ' Below are a some photos of Painted Post and the immediate area during and shortly after the flood of (Known as hurricane "Agnes")J Platt Street at Hamilton, looking toward 4 corners. (I took this photo while the water was still rising).

        Four years later, in the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes, Congress passed the Disaster Relief Act of , which created the Presidential Disaster Declaration system. The Stafford Disaster Relief Act. Hurricane Agnes ()! Forty years ago, on Monday, J , WCAU-TV aired a report on the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes. It was anchored by Broadcast Pioneers member John Facenda. Judd Hambrick (who was Facenda's co-anchor of the station's newscasts) was also on the telecast, as was Broadcast Pioneers member Herb Clarke. Watch in Real Video!

        The aftermath of superstorm Sandy and the land of opportunity as Congress debated legislation to assist the victims of Hurricane Agnes, Ted Steinberg aptly summarizes it in his book.   Everything is 'sycodelic' for awhile, until Hurricane Agnes floods Three Mile Island, placing it four feet beneath the surging Susquehanna River. Meanwhile, chief engineer Ezra Smith has discovered some classified documents about a 's nuclear accident in Russia that claimed untold lives and real s: 2.


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Aftermath of Hurricane Agnes by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hurricane Agnes was the costliest hurricane to hit the United States at the time, causing an estimated $ billion in damage. The hurricane's death toll was The effects of Agnes were widespread, from the Caribbean to Canada, with much of the east coast of the United States affected.

Damage was heaviest in Pennsylvania, where Agnes was the state's wettest tropical Damage: $ billion ( USD). Retrospective: The Damage Caused by Hurricane Agnes People still talk about Hurricane Agnes, though it was no longer a hurricane by the time it devastated the region 40 years ago this month.

Even so, the massive tropical storm flooded millions of acres, carried away cars, destroyed homes, took lives—and forever changed North America’s. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Original, complete tabloid newspaper, 11 1/2 x 16 inches, 44 pp, illustrated with scores of black and white photographs.

Very good: age yellowed, otherwise, clean, paper crisp, unmarked. Issue devoted to the aftermath of the Hurricane Agnes Flood ofwhen the Susquehanna River completely overflowed.

Get this from a library. Aftermath of Hurricane Agnes: field hearing before the Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, Wilkes-Barre, PA., J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Banking. Aftermath of Hurricane Agnes: field hearing before the Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, Wilkes-Barre, PA., J Washington:.

Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp, front right, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, surveys the damage. He and his wife Muriel evacuated earlier from the governor's mansion after Hurricane Agnes. 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 the Atlantic hurricane season, Agnes developed on June 14 from the interaction of a polar front and an upper trough over the Yucatán lly forming as a tropical depression, the storm headed slowly.

This is an excellent visual history of a scary flood in Pennsylvania. The book, at pages, contains hundreds of black and white photos taken of the flood in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, after Hurricane Agnes passed.

The flood caused huge amounts of damage. These photos are an excellent s: 4. WASHINGTON — Forty-five years ago on JHurricane Agnes made landfall in Florida. The storm caused some of the worst flooding ever in the mid-Atlantic and is responsible for deaths.

CPF wrote:Was the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes a convenient excuse for the N&W to rid itself of the EL. damage from Agnes and resulting EL bankruptcy certainly aided the cause.

But the fact remained that the commuter operations in the NYC/NJ areas was a HUGE money-loser. After the devastation, I think N & W saw the. Retrospective: The Damage Caused by Hurricane Agnes | Washingtonian (DC) When James Michener needed to conjure an epic storm for his novel about the Chesapeake Bay, he could draw on all of recorded history—not to mention his considerable imagination.

Hurricane Florence was a powerful and long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that caused catastrophic damage in the Carolinas in Septemberprimarily as a result of freshwater flooding due to torrential rain. The sixth named storm, third hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence originated from a strong tropical.

President Richard Nixon studies the flood damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes, near Harrisburg, Penn. from his helicopter window, J Heavy rain on Jwas supposed to cause some flooding in the western part of the state – not here. But, as it turned out, Hurricane Agnes, then Tropical Storm Agnes.

- Explore York Dispatch's board "Hurricane Agnes", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Agnes, 40 years, Hurricane pins. Tenth anniversary commemorative book about Hurricane Agnes and the flood, which devastated the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania in Includes accounts of the destruction, the clean-up and rebuilding efforts, and the then state of things; includes chapters on the visits of Richard Nixon and Bob Hope during the aftermath.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2 AGNES THE FLOOD OF '72 & FLOOD PENNSYLVANIA SOFTCOVER COLLECTOR'S ED. at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!End date: Hurricane Camille started as a tropical storm on Aug. 14,west of the Cayman Islands and rapidly gained strength as it moved toward Cuba.

On August 16 the storm was a category 5 hurricane, the highest classification on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. Late on the night of Aug the storm hit Bay Saint Louis in Mississippi. Camille. From tales of gallant Civil War colonel John Rutter Brooke and the dedicated Dr.

Alice Sheppard to memories of summer baseball games long past and a community united in the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes, Snyder deftly captures the spirit and history of Pottstown. Book Description: Hurricane Agnes struck the United States in June ofjust months before a pivotal election and at the dawn of the deindustrialization period across the Northeast.

The response by local, state, and national officials had long-term consequences for all Americans. President Richard Nixon used the tragedy for political gain. AP President Richard Nixon studies the flood damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes near Harrisburg from his helicopter window J The president toured the Maryland-Pennsylvania area from his retreat at Camp David in Maryland.During the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes, she became coordinator of the Family Stabilization Program, a federally funded division that assisted the community in .Inas Congress debated legislation to assist the victims of Hurricane Agnes, then Rep.

Ed Koch (D) of New York rose to ask his colleagues why they didnt extend the same generosity to the ghettos of Harlem and other poverty-stricken parts of America.