The Delaware River and the region at large have a long history of flood events, including well-known events such as the 1955 flood, and lesser-known events, including several in Easton around the turn of the 20th century.

Several organizations and individuals have made records of these events, including Mary Shafer, through her book, Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955, and the Delaware River Basin Commission’s Flooding Events in the DRB.

Nurture Nature Foundation is developing, and has begun to share, archives of photos and stories from the major – and minor – events that have impacted the area.  Here’s a preview of some flood photos from recent events.

Watch this brief video to hear the moving story of a survivor from the Flood of 1955 in the Analomink region near Stroudsburg, PA, and from author and historian Mary Shafer about the events of the Flood of 1955 in the Brodhead Creek Watershed and the role of new flood technology in preventing future losses.

Regional Flood Photos (click on an image to view)

Northampton Street Free Bridge in Easton
Easton Inn during 2005 flooding event
Car underwater during regional flooding in Easton.
Front Street in Easton, underwater in 2006.
The Hotel Easton on Northampton Street, Easton, PA in Flood Diane 1955.
Rare shot of damage from the 1945 flash flood on the Bushkill Creek in Easton.
Helicopter lands at Riverside Park in Easton, PA during 2006 Flood
Route 611 in Easton during recent flooding