Tag: History

Hurricane Agnes 35 Years Ago

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It was around this time in 1972 that the remnants of Hurricane Agnes impacted the area. I’ve always been interested in that storm. The storm made landfall over Florida on June 19th and then moved northeast and weakened to a tropical depression. It became a tropical storm again over North Carolina and moved made another landfall near New York City on June 22. It produced 6 to 12 inches of rain in Pennsylvania.

Three Mile Island Meltdown 27 Years Ago Today

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Today is the 27th anniversary of the accident at Three Mile island. For some strange reason I can remember them talking about it on the news even though I was only 4 and still lived in the Philly area. I didn’t understand it but I remember hearing them talk about it. I’ve always been interested in what happened and have read about it a bit on the web. Sometimes I wonder what the area would look like if the radiation had escaped and effected the area.