Pittsburgh Flood Of 1936

By: Britney Bankos and Krystal Hughes

Date of Flood

1936 March

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

River(s) Involved

Allegheny and Monongahela

Flood Control Measure That Were In Place

No real flood control

Recovery

March 20

Facts

  • 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.