Monday, August 29, 2011

HoCo Hurricanes of Note

Irene doesn't really warrant a marker. Last weeks hurricane caused catastrophic flooding in Vermont but basically only wind related damage around here.

It could have easily gone the other way. As evidenced by the markers posted on this bridge truss in Ellicott City, we’ve had some real doozies here in HoCo.
I particularly recall Agnes, in 1972. It was the summer before my senior year at Wilde Lake. Along with a couple of friends we helped a few shop owners shovel the muck out of their stores.

As bad as that was, can you imagine what it was like in 1868!
That being said, Irene did produce some angry water in the Patapsco. Thankfully it wasn’t angry enough for the record books
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