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Flash flooding in eastern Pennsylvania causes loss of life and damage to property

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09/22/1859
Heavy rains brought flash flooding in eastern Pennsylvania, especially around Philadelphia on the Schuykill and Delaware Rivers and on the Lehigh River near Easton. Railway lines were damaged and several people were swept away and drowned before the flooding receded as quickly as it had risen.  (By John Osborne)

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