In 1977, A Great Flood Swept Through Pennsylvania And Changed The State Forever

What comes to mind when you hear of The Great Flood in Johnstown? You probably think of the flood that killed 2,209 Western Pennsylvanians on May 31, 1889. Heavy rains, along with a weakened South Fork Dam, combined to cause a disaster. The dam failed, sending the water from Lake Conemaugh rushing through the town, killing the nearly 2,000 in only 10 minutes. Nearly a century later, the 1977 Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania would make headlines across the state.

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The 1977 Johnstown Flood in Pennsylvania devastated the town, but Pennsylvanians remained resilient and rebuilt. Click here to read about 10 of the worst disasters in PA that changed the state forever.