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45 years ago: Hurricane Agnes

WASHINGTON — Forty-five years ago on June 19, 1972, Hurricane Agnes made landfall in Florida.

The storm caused some of the worst flooding ever in the mid-Atlantic and is responsible for 122 deaths. Forty-eight of those deaths occurred in Pennsylvania.

In 1972 dollars, here’s how much damage Agnes did, according to The Washington Post:

Virginia – $222,000,000

Maryland and D.C. – $110,000,000

The storm dumped about 16 inches of rain in Chantilly, Virginia, 8.16 inches at Reagan National Airport and 6.81 inches in Baltimore.


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