The worst flooding ever in the eastern United States! The realization now dawns that natural disasters can wreak havoc on affluent industrial nations. In mid-June, on the heels of severe storms and flooding in Rapid City, South Dakota, the first American hurricane of the 1972 season, Hurricane Agnes, ravaged the Atlantic seaboard with devastating floods. The heavy rains and flooding in much of the eastern United States have produced one of the most extensive disasters in the nation's history - and in terms of property damage, certainly one of the most expensive.
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