Not to state the obvious, but anywhere it can rain it can also flood and Pennsylvania is no exception to this rule.

This was proven nearly fifty years ago with the devastating blow of Hurricane Agnes which struck in 1972 and left many of Pennsylvania’s beautiful towns in shambles for years after she had done her damage, leaving in her wake sodden basements, ruined properties, torrents of debris in the streets and the unrewarding job of putting things back the way they were.

S.E. Ippolito is a Bucknell University student in the Literature Studies and Creative Writing Majors with a focus on journalism. She is working with Bucknell’s Center for Sustainability & the Environment as a media intern.

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