WASHINGTON — Forty-five years ago on June 19, 1972, Hurricane Agnes made landfall in Florida.
The storm caused some of the worst flooding ever in the mid-Atlantic and is responsible for 122 deaths. Forty-eight of those deaths occurred in Pennsylvania.
In 1972 dollars, here’s how much damage Agnes did, according to The Washington Post:
Virginia – $222,000,000
Maryland and D.C. – $110,000,000
The storm dumped about 16 inches of rain in Chantilly, Virginia, 8.16 inches at Reagan National Airport and 6.81 inches in Baltimore.