Flood of ’55 Resources
Here we offer links to other sites we believe will be of interest to those with ties to the Delaware River Valley. Some have to do with the flood of 1955, while others are simply river-related. Visit a few to learn about all the moods of the river!
Miscellaneous Flood of 1955 Links
- Hunterdon County Democrat 60th Anniversary Coverage
- Lackawanna Digital Archives – Hurricane Diane
- Pennsylvania Flood Damage 1955-1999
- New Jersey Flood Damage 1955-1999
- Where Were You When Diane Hit?
- TIME Magazine Archive Article, 8/29/1955 — The Tempest
- Hurricane Diane Drowns Northeastern Pennsylvania
- The 1955 Flood in Bethlehem, PA
- The Poconos in the 1955 Flood
- Revolvy – Hurricane Diane
- Bucks County Playhouse in 1955
- Trenton Underwater in 1955
- Boy Scout Camp Pahaquarra in the ’55 Flood
Check out the Nurture Nature Center.
The Nurture Nature Foundation, an environmental non-profit organization, has renovated the old VFW building on 5th and Northampton Streets in Easton, Pennsylvania, into the Nurture Nature Center. As part of its commitment to the community’s vitality and wellbeing, it now houses Focus on Floods, a public education project.
Using innovative multimedia presentations, public workshops, changing exhibits and art displays, interactive displays and one of just a few Science on a Sphere three-dimensional animated globe installations in the world, the NNC offers a new way to consider the Delaware’s flooding tendencies from an environmental and personal accountability perspective. The Flood Project’s motto is: Floods happen. Help lessen the loss. Its programs help us all learn to do just that.
Focus on Floods has produced a series of educational videos about flooding in the Delaware Valley, which also apply to any location where riverine flooding is an issue. These videos are posted for pubic viewing on YouTube. It also offers an extensive list of learning Resources for use by the public to further its education and empowerment mission. We’re very grateful that NNC has been a strong supporter of Devastation on the Delaware since its inception.
Find out everything Frenchtown has to offer!
A quaint, historic village nestled in a scenic New Jersey valley on the River. A bevy of charming shops including The Book Garden, where you can buy a copy of Devastation on the Delaware! There’s always something fun going on in Frenchtown, like River Fest, which celebrates the town’s watery neighbor with a weekend of art, live music, food and dozens of vendors. Enjoy!
Tube the Delaware River with Bucks County River Country and Delaware River Tubing!
Want to make some lifetime family memories? Tube the Delaware from either the PA or NJ banks. Our family goes every chance we get, and we always remember those trips with fondness. If you’ve never tubed the river, you’re in for a treat: hours of the most relaxing time you’ll ever spend, and you can even enjoy a halfway-home hotdog treat!