Main Street near Vesper, Lock Haven, PA, March 18, 1936.
Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives
The March 1936 storm that devastated Johnstown wreaked havoc across Pennsylvania. The West Branch of the Susquehanna River experienced a 100-year flood and the water level rose more than 8 feet in Lock Haven, PA, flooding the first floors of buildings. In 1972, Tropical Agnes would dump more than 19 inches of rain in Schuylkill County, and Lock Haven would again be underwater.