Pittsburgh Flood of 1836

DJ Torre and Ariana Ocasio

Date of flood: March 17-18 1936
Location: The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
River(s) involved: Allegheny and Monongahela
Flood control measures that were in place: 9 flood control reservoirs.
Recovery : In March 17 of 1936 electric power failed. In 8 days the electric power was back on.
Three additional facts :
- About 100,000 building were destroyed.
- The 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 8 days
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