1955: Devastating Flood

The combination of Hurricane Connie and Hurricane Diane in a five-day period left the Connecticut area devastated. The rainfall from both storms caused the river levels higher than they had been in hundreds of years. Connie and Diane called eight days of rainfall in total. Entire neighborhoods, as well as businesses and family homes, were washed away and destroyed in the floods following the storms.

Story contributed by Kimberly Singh.

2 thoughts on “1955: Devastating Flood

  1. I don’t remember ever hearing my father or grandparents speak about these floods but my dad took about 10 photos of the aftermath in and around Middletown. Devastating is the word.


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