Saturday, June 4, 2022

Andy's Angles: The Flood of Memories


This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Tropical Storm Agnes flood that swamped an area from upstate New York to Maryland, and the Wyoming Valley took a huge hit.

There will be a lot of river pictures here this month, including this shot from Pittston.  The view is up river.  The steel bridge is closed.  You can see the supports of the Fort Jenkins Bridge beneath it.

In recent years, Pittston discovered the Susquehanna can be an asset.  There is a lovely walk along the river's edge and several buildings on the banks offer great views.

The West Pittston side is still debating the plusses and minuses of flood control, and I suspect that will happen for a while.

I shot many of this month's photos with a wide angle lens.  Of course, I could have cropped it for more water in the shot, but my eye is really drawn to the early morning sky.