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On August 22nd, 1931, the New York Times printed this article with the headline: “Hwai River Covers 80 Countries in North; Thousands Die, 30,000,000 are Homeless; Thousands Fleeing City; Others Purposely Await Death in Hankow as River Sweeps Over…

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In September 1629, a horrific flood completely destroyed Mexico City, leaving virtually nothing intact in this important Spanish colonial capital. This illustration, which accompanied a news article from 2018, shows a seemingly unique exception:…

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This newspaper article, published on June 9, 1889 just a week after the disastrous flood devastated Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas, discusses how the South Fork Dam collapsed and led the destructive volume of water down into the…

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Photograph of the floodwaters of the Arno River rushing through the upper arches of the Ponte Vecchio during the height of the “Great Flood” of Florence, Italy of November 4, 1966. It was the largest flood the city of Florence had seen since 1557,…

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Beginning in the 1890s, the advent of increasingly sensational disaster-themed entertainments, first in amusement parks and then on film, attested to the enduring appeal of depictions of real-life calamities. This postcard from Atlantic City, N.J.,…

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Newspaper article containing the reprint of a letter written by Clara Barton, President of the American Red Cross, after the Johnstown Flood, which occurred on 31 May 1889 as a result of the failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh…
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