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Membership Monday: The 1936 Johnstown Flood

Membership Monday: The 1936 Johnstown Flood

This post was made available to JAHA members first, before the general public, as part of our Membership Mondays program. To become a JAHA member, contact Deb Winterscheidt.

For the last year, we have been in the midst of an international health crisis that has demanded the services of first responders and required all of us to come together, sacrifice, and move forward. This week, we commemorate the anniversary of another crisis that Johnstown weathered. It was 85 years ago that Johnstown experienced the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day Flood, the worst flooding in Johnstown since the infamous 1889 disaster. Here’s an illustrated timeline of what happened.