Hurricane damage in the valley through the years

Hurricane ended drought in 1955 Meteorologists say it would take a hurricane to break the drought. The same was true in 1955 when Hurricane Diane ended a yearlong dry spell. Flooding from the storm killed 67 people locally. The view is of the Jordan Creek in the 300 block of Hamilton Street. Kemmerer Paper Co. in the background is the Allentown Rescue Mission today, and water almost touches the porch roof (left foreground) of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station.

( MORNING CALL FILE PHOTO / July 27, 2014 )

Hurricane ended drought in 1955 Meteorologists say it would take a hurricane to break the drought. The same was true in 1955 when Hurricane Diane ended a yearlong dry spell. Flooding from the storm killed 67 people locally. The view is of the Jordan Creek in the 300 block of Hamilton Street. Kemmerer Paper Co. in the background is the Allentown Rescue Mission today, and water almost touches the porch roof (left foreground) of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station.

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