Weatherwise Magazine


Press Date: July/August 2005 issue

The Hurricane Floods
by Ben Gelber

This five-page article was written by the author’s colleague, Ben Gelber, who grew up in the Stroudsburg area, which was hardest hit of all areas in Pennsylvania by the August, 1955 floods. He used some of the author’s research and photo collection in writing the article. Ben’s early interest in the weather, fueled by stories of the flood, developed from a hobby to a vocation. Ben is the author of Pocono Weather and The Pennsylvania Weather Book, as well as a longtime on-air meteorologist at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio.