Pittsburgh Flood Of 1936
By: Britney Bankos and Krystal Hughes
Date of Flood
Allegheny and Monongahela
Flood Control Measure That Were In Place
No real flood control
- 100,000 buildings were destroyed and damage was estimated at about $250 million. ($4.3 billion today)
- Electric power failed on March 17 and full electric service was not restored for eight days.
- Contamination of the water supply led Pittsburgh residents to be told to boil water for fear of typhoid.