As the Internet has evolved, more and more private citizens and public entities have taken the time to convert old 8mm and 16mm home movies from the 1955 flood to digital video and upload them to share online. We’ve taken the time to compile the list of links to some of these videos below, and will continue adding to the list as more such resources become available.
NOTE: Several of these videos have no accompanying audio track. There’s nothing wrong with your speakers.
- 1955 Flood in Easton, Pennsylvania – Filmed in 16mm format by the late John Schoeneck of Easton, PA. No sound.
- 1955 Flood in Easton, Pennsylvania, Viewed From College Hill
- Easton , Pennsylvania and North – Color home movie from up and down Lafayette Hill Road, with some footage from 611 North, along the Delaware River, and Stockertown.
- Easton, Pennsylvania 1955 Flood In Color – Part 1 – Selected scenes from Flynn 8mm home movies of Lehigh and Delaware river flooding
- Easton, Pennsylvania 1955 Flood In Color – Part 2 – Flynn, Part 2
- Hurricane Diane at Yardley, Pennsylvania – Mistakenly dated August 13, 1955, and with no attribution or sound, this footage was most likely shot on August 20, 1955, since that was the day the Delaware River crested in Yardley, taking down the Yardley-Wilburtha Bridge.
- Hurricane Diane (Scranton, PA): WGBI-TV Footage Can 23 – TV news footage (no audio) of Scranton, Moosic, East Stroudsburg,
- Hurricane Diane (Scranton, PA): WGBI-TV Footage CAN 24 – Canadensis, Cresco, E. Stroudsburg, Analomink, South Scranton, and the Pennsylvania Poconos
- Scranton Floods • The Southside Flats After Hurricane Diane – Home movie by Bill Kunda, Sr.
- The Poconos • 1955 Flood Remembered – Interview with flood survivor Caroline LeBar-Lane of Stroud Township
- 1955 Delaware River Flood Aftermath -– Color home movie, mostly the Stroudsburgs, with some coverage of Analomink and Easton, PA.
New England Area
Parts of New England—especially Connecticut—were hit worse than Pennsylvania and New Jersey by the floods from Hurricane Diane.
N.E. United States Hurricane Diane Floods (Aug. 1955) – Black & white newsreels rescued from library trash include images of the Easton, PA, Northampton Street Bridge.
Connecticut: 1955 Flood Story from WKNB Channel 30, Part 1 – First half of The Flood Story of 1955, a special that aired in 1956. Black & white with full audio, which starts with a now-humorous intro by what sounds like Ed Herlihy, the guy who narrated all those tiresome films we had to watch in school.
Connecticut: 1955 Flood Story from WKNB Channel 30, Part 2 – Second half of the 1956 TV special.
Connecticut: When Disaster Struck – FLOOD of 55 – Connecticut Public Television provides an in-depth look at four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955, including the Hurricane Diane flood.
Devastation on the Delaware Author Interviews & Presentations
- Devastation on the Delaware – 1955 Flood In Easton, PA from Hurricane Diane – Author is interviewed as part of a 2005 video magazine documentary on WLVT public television in Easton, Pennsylvania.
- Weather Whys – Penn State University Dept. of Meteorology professor Jon Nese interviews the author of Devastation on the Delaware
- Hurricane Diane Flood of 1955 – PHMC Author Presentation
- Camp Davis/Davis Cabins Tragedy – Hurricane Diane Flood of 1955 • Analomink, PA – Author narrates a public message about flood safety.