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Photo: Floods

Photograph by John J. Greskovic, Jr., 1955

An Air Force helicopter came to the rescue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and airlifted out almost a hundred people when Hurricanes Connie and Diane rocked the East Coast in August 1955. The two storms came just five days apart, causing record flooding and some 200 deaths.

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