The Floods of the Southern Tier

March 28

Join WSKG's Education Department for Floods of the Southern Tier: a comparative screening of The Flood of ’35 and Agnes:The Flood of ‘72

The Flood of ’35, destroyed hundreds of homes and property, claiming more than fifty lives. It would become the worst natural disaster in the history of the Southern Tier.  Hurricane Agnes was considered a low level threat by most weather experts. Agnes stalled over the Northeast, dumping up to 22 inches of rain in some areas, including the Elmira/Corning region of New York.  Using hundreds of photographs and archival film footage, and through first person accounts of the people who lived through it, The Flood of '35 and Agnes: The Flood of ’72 tells the stories that changed lives and the Southern Tier forever.

       March 28th 7p.m.  SUNY Cortland Campus Sperry Hall Room 105

• Screening featuring selections from WSKG’s award winning original documentaries
• Survivors from the Flood of ’35 will be Guests of Honor 
• Commentary and Panel Discussion guests:

             Brian Frey, WSKG Director and award-winning filmmaker

             David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist                               

                                   National WeatherService Binghamton