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2004 Georgetown Flood

Written By: Clinton N. Godlesky
Story Date: September 18th, 2004

I may have limited first hand experience for this story as I was not in Leechburg for the bulk of the flooding. At about 4PM I left for vacation to a place along the Juianta River close to Roaring Spring, PA. Well the trip was cut short at Midnight because that river raised 10 feet deeper and there was danger of the place flooding out. So between midnight and 3AM I traveled back to Leechburg in the pouring rain.

Before we left I observed some of the flooding in the New Kensington, Lower Burrel area. The Intersection at the Pop's Stop on top of hill saw traffic redirected due to a very deep puddle that formed there.

Viewing information on the Leader Times Website showed widespead flooding throughout the Valley. When I woke up the following morning these pictures were sitting in my Inbox from Cappy Wargo, Photographer.

They are pictures of the flodding in Georgetown. I am sure that no matter where you live you saw quite the same thing.

Georgetown Flooding Pictures - September 17th, 2004








Cappy Wargo, Photographer



September 18th


Trailor Lodged in Stream


Erosion Strands this car


Guard Rail Helps to clog trash


Small Mudslide in a front yatd

Clint Godlesky - Photographer

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