Upstate History Documentaries

Agnes: The Flood of '72

Special | 1h 15m Video has closed captioning.

On June 19th, 1972, the first hurricane of the season, Agnes, crossed over the Florida Panhandle and headed back out to sea. By June 22nd, the remnants of Agnes stalled over the northeastern United States, dumping up to 22 inches of rain in some areas, including the Elmira/Corning region of New York. The devastating flooding resulted in one of the worst natural disasters in the region's history.

Aired: 06/21/12

Rating: NR

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