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Hurricane Agnes

3 Feet | June 19-23, 1972

 
 
Hurricane Agnes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 27, 2018
1. Hurricane Agnes Marker
Inscription. The red line below marks the highest known flood level at this location.

On June 20, 1972, Hurricane Agnes brought torrential rainfall to the Richmond region, with the flood crest occurring on June 23. Al this spot, flood levels reached a height of 3 feel above ground, or 40 feet NAVD88.One of the costliest hurricanes to hit the U.S in recorded history, Hurricane Agnes caused:

> Entire watersheds to reach record flood levels, including the James
> 13 local storm-related fatalities
> Over $140 million in local damage
 
Location. 37° 32.066′ N, 77° 26.744′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Tredegar Street and Brown's Island Way, on the left when traveling west on Tredegar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 TredegarSt, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What’s That? (within shouting distance of this marker); Gateway to the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Firepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Overshot Waterwheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Reid Anderson
Hurricane Agnes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 27, 2018
2. Hurricane Agnes Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Tredegar (about 300 feet away); Civil War Visitor Center (about 300 feet away); Haxall Headgates (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
James River in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 27, 2018
3. James River in the background.
Brown's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 27, 2018
4. Brown's Island Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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