East Prospect, Pa., firefighters scoop up mud left by September Storm floodwaters on Front Street in Wrightsville. (See additional photograph below.) The headline on a York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News article about possible severe damage in Wrightsville tells the story of the weekend: ‘Secondary crest’ of Susquehanna didn’t happen because storms didn’t sync up. Also of interest: All bad weather posts on yorktownsquare.com from the start.
This year, York County and its region have weather the effects of an unusual number of tornadoes, an earthquake, a near-miss tropical storm and a well-aimed tropical storm.
Before we conclude that the sky is falling or the end is near, consider weather events in 1822.
In the spring, a terrible flood swamped York and environs. Then a drought set in that left creekbeds dry.
As I wrote in the post York County residents passed through fire and water, or water and fire, in 1822, that challenging year serves as a reminder that unpredictable, painful weather patterns have afflicted York County – and the nation – since its earliest years… .
Also of interest:
- For photos and a story wrapping up Saturday’s flood news, check out: Wrightsville resident after flood: It could have been much worse.
- For Saturday cleanup work typical of that taking place at numerous places around the county, visit: Springettsbury day care center devastated by surprise flood
- Check out these photos submitted by readers of flooding and cleanup.
Photos courtesy of York Daily Record/Sunday News.