Looking Back


100 years ago

Disastrous floods in last century. 1813-Austria – Hungary, Poland, Prussia, Silesia: floods caused by incessant rains; live lost, 1,800. 1824-St. Petersburg and Ronstadt: overflow of Neva; lives lost, 10,000. 1825-Denmark: North Sea broke through to Limjford, making northern Jutland an island; one-third of Friesland submerged. 1836-South of France submerged. 1843-Canton, China, inundated; lives lost, 10,000. 1874-Northampton, Mass., Mill river valley; lives lost 144.1874-Pittsburg and Allegheny rivers overflowed; lives lost, 100. 1888-China: Canton river overflows: lives los...

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