Disaster we’d like to forget should be remembered with
|The Times Leader - June 20, 2010|
By ALAN K. STOUT
NEARLY 38 years ago - on June 23, 1972 - torrential rains from Tropical Storm Agnes led to the flooding of the Wyoming Valley. Many of us are quite familiar with the events: The Susquehanna River spilled over its banks and into our neighborhoods, causing such damage that President Richard Nixon, who would later visit the wreckage, called it the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.