Historical Society Display Case – September

The Agnes Flood

Alycia Knorr, Student Writer

GNA CAMPUS – In June of 1972, Nanticoke and the surrounding areas endured a devastating flood.

The rains started to fall on June 23-24. Local rain totals were estimated roughly 14-19 inches of rain in the Wyoming Valley. Over 24,000 structures and buildings were damaged. Over 80,000 citizens were left homeless. On top of everything else, there was over $1 billion in damages. All of this is known as the Agnes Flood.

Thanks to the Nanticoke Historical Society, an informative display was created for students to learn about the flood of ’72.