My octogenarian parents had to be evacuated in advance of the Susquehanna's rising floodwaters last week. Both are back @ home and doing well despite the interruption to their lives.
Over the years, my Dad often mentioned the "Million Dollar Dump", which is where a significant portion of the debris from the Flood of 1936 was hauled and ( I guess ) eventually buried. Today, it's the location of the Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville, PA.
A Google search of Susquehanna 1936 flood will bring up many images of the '36 and '72 floods, but here's one I didn't find after scanning several pages of photos. It's from a booklet that I found in the boxes of family memorabilia amassed by my Aunt ( Sarah Maude (Williams) Connelly ) Sandy.
It looks like the bear @ top left (below) is the smartest of the 3.
I hope the bears survived.
Anyway, I'm replacing my 1/2 hp sump pump today with an super-heavy-duty industrial strength model that will hopefully prevent our finished basement from ever flooding again. With the extremely shallow water table we have in our area, if my neighbors have any problems with their wells going dry should my sump pump perform as advertised, I'll deflect their criticism and blame it on the natural gas industry's insatiable need for water.
Hey...two can play this game. Have a good day, folks.