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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I was in the U.S. Army overseas when this disaster struck the Delaware Valley. The first I heard of it was on "AFN," the Armed Forces Radio Network. Eyewitnesses watched as the Yardley bridge was swamped by the angry waters. This event goes down in history as one of the area's most severe disasters. The riverfront would never be the same.


Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: I remember my father and I watching the Delaware from the rear of Jr. 3. It came up really fast and far. Our home was on Carteret, blocks from the river. Regards

Lee Belardino said...

HI Tommy
I too was overseas when this happened. my father had a grocery store along river road which suffered extensive damage. I remember my mom writing that some of the display cases floated down the Delaware.

Jersey Girl said...

I remember this so well. I too, was there with my father. We stood at the edge of the water near Cass Street. I know there was a farmer's market nearby and that's where we stood. It was strange to be standing so near the water in the middle of the street. I remember it was a warm day.