Tag Archives: Tropical Storm Agnes

When the waters of the Codorus challenged the Rocks of the Glen, Part 2

The high waters spawned by Tropical Storm Agnes struck Glen Rock in 1972. Here, high water covers Hanover Street. The southern York County, Pa., borough’s position in a valley carved by the Codorus Creek has made it a target of high waters.

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Ironic YDR headline as Tropical Storm Agnes raged: ‘Susquehanna rampages/Water shortage here’

As the rains from the Storm of October 2013 fell on York County, Pa., earlier this month, inevitable comparisons came with those of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972. Well, Agnes offered up 15-plus inches a short span. The recent October storm dumped 9.11 inches. But these photos show the real difference. Here’s the ‘Met Ed plant at York Haven’ under water in 1972.

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Chainsaw art rearing up all around York County, Pa.

Chainsaw art is growing in popularity around York County, Pa. These former-tree-trunks-turned-into-art, like all outside art, won’t last forever. In the case of South Western High Schools ‘Mustang,’ this is the third such piece of art.

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Check out 10 more links to stories, photos of Sandy, present and past bad weather events

10 more links to Hurricane Sandy stories, photos and past bad weather events

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Indian Rock Dam, controller of Codorus flooding, just celebrated its 70th birthday

Indian Rock Dam, a York-area flood control impoundment, opened about 70 years ago, in 1942.

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York City has a long association with alligators. Yes, alligators. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 22, 2012

York City has a long association with alligators. Yes, alligators.

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York countians interested in JFK’s life, times and death – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 21, 2012

In the June 21, 2012, edition of York Town Square, Jim McClure addresses York County, Pa.’s, and John F. Kennedy, Tropical Storm Agnes, The Last Supper and the Civil War military hospital in York.

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York County weather forecasts before, during and after Tropical Storm Agnes’ wrath

The daily newspaper forecasts surrounding the tropical storm were a bit understated.

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When the Codorus Creek made like a river: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 12, 2012

This was the scene at York’s West Market Street bridge in 1933 when ‘The Codorus made like a river.’ So says a Gazette and Daily calendar from 1970. The caption noted that this was the last and most famous of … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Agnes produced Kreutz Creek library building 40 years ago. Read about it here.

Kreutz Creek’s  library building in eastern York County is profiled on a York County Library Pinterest Board, pinned by the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Buffy Andrews. The building, of simple construction, has an interesting history. (Click on image to enlarge.) … Continue reading

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