Watervliet Flood of 1913

In early 1913, a severe winter storm hit the Eastern, Midwest, and Southern parts of the United States. It was the most geographically widespread natural disaster the United States had suffered up to that point in its history, and was considered worse than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire by many. This collection of photos shows the flooding in Watervliet, N.Y., along some of the main thoroughfares.

Collection owner: Watervliet Public Library