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The Johnstown Flood 1889

Paige Bornstad

Published on December 3, 2014

The Johnstown Flood took place in central Pennsylvania in between Little Conemaugh River and Stony Creek. Before the flood had started there had been heavy rain for several days. The dam that was in Johnstown was becoming over filled with water and that is what made the dam collapse. It took about ten minutes to pass through the town killing around 2,200 people. It was nearly wiped off the earth with all the damage it had caused. Even with many people gone and all the damage it had caused, people started to reconstruct the town right a way.