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On July 7, 1935, the skies north of the Southern Tier opened up, dumping more than eleven inches of rain in some areas. The event caused widespread flooding and was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the Southern Tier.

Agnes: The Flood of '72 | Classroom Guide

Agnes: The Flood of '72, is a WSKG original documentary that explores a significant event that greatly shaped the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Classroom elements include overview, themes, DVD segments, discussion questions, activities, and further resources. These were developed by teachers and align with New York State and national learning standards for the Social Studies and Science content areas. On June 19, 1972, the first hurricane of the season, Agnes, crossed over the Florida Panhandle and quickly headed back out to sea. With sustained winds of just over 75 miles per hour, Agnes was considered a low level threat by most weather experts.

Dorchester Park

In July 1935, a devastating flood ravaged the people of the Chenango River valley. Thousands of families were left homeless, communities were destroyed, people died in the flood waters and millions of dollars in damage undermined the region. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NSfpduLywQ

Calls for flood protection led the Army Corps of Engineers to construct the Whitney Point Dam in the 1940s on the West Otselic River in the village of Whitney Point in Broome County. The dam served to protect the people and communities below and left the upper area to be developed into Dorchester Park, part of Broome County Government's large park system. On the site of a historic disaster, Dorchester Park now offers visitors the beauty of its lake, swimming and boating facilities, picnic grounds, and beautiful vistas at this destination along New York's Path Through History.

The Flood of '35

On Sunday evening, July 7, 1935, the skies north of the Southern Tier of New York State opened up, dumping more than 11 inches of rain in some areas, and inundating the rivers, lakes, and streams throughout the valley. The terrible chain of events that followed would devastate small towns and cities alike, destroying hundreds of home and properties, and claim more than 50 lives. It would become the worst natural disaster in the history of the Southern Tier. Winner of two New York State Emmy Awards, The Flood of '35 utilizes rare film footage, hundreds of photographs and first-person accounts to tell the story of that horrible night and the days that followed, days that changed lives and the Southern Tier forever. Buy the DVD