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  • Subject: Climate & Weather
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    • 19 Hudson Avenue after a Nyack storm

    • Houses; Floods;
    • In 1916, the Nyack Brook went underground at South Broadway and then emerged through a culvert. A tremendous volume of water must have caused this damage to the house and property of the Traversons at 19 Hudson Avenue.
    • 1903 Main Street Flood

    • Streets; Floods; Urban renewal; Business districts;
    • Water has filled Main Street up to the curbs and has stranded pedestrians near the fish market. Some men and boys stand in the entry of the middle store. On the left is A. Parietti, Fine Confectionery. None of these buildings stands today; all were...
    • 1903 Nyack Flood

    • Floods; Streets; Business districts;
    • Flood waters have carried tree limbs down Nyack's Main Street. Businesses appear closed. On the left is a plumbing business and next to it, a restaurant. Most of the buildings on the left were razed for urban renewal, but the three story brick...
    • 1938 Flood on Route 59, West Nyack

    • Roads; Floods; Automobiles;
    • A 1934 Packard and a delivery truck plow through the deep water along route 59 in West Nyack. This area near the Hackensack River has been prone to flooding after heavy rains for as long as there has been a roadway there.
    • A River of Water on Nyack's Main Street

    • Floods; Hurricanes;
    • Although downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached Nyack, Hurricane Floyd sent a river of water down Main Street. Here two pedestrians ford the water at Franklin Street.
    • A River on Main Street in Nyack

    • Floods; Streets; Street lights;
    • Although downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached Nyack, Hurricane Floyd sent a river of water down Main Street (front of photo). Here two pedestrians ford the water at Franklin Street. Note the traffic lights are working.
    • After a blizzard at Liberty, NY

    • Blizzards; Railroads; Railroad locomotives;
    • Following a powerful blizzard, a number of men are digging a locomotive out of a gigantic snowdrift near Liberty, NY. The train was on the Erie Railroad which was an important transportation link between the eastern and western parts of New York...
    • After the dance, winter

    • Teachers college students
    • Photograph of three men in overcoats and bowler hats, standing behind three women seated on boat on ground, in coats with large hats and fur muffs. Snow covered field or lake in background, hills on horizon.
    • Back of waterspout at Nyack image

    • Waterspouts; Weather; Waterfronts;
    • Written on the back of the 1904 waterspout picture is this: "Picture was taken at cor. Broadway and Remsen Street over 1 3/4 mile away. Consequently the upper end and also lower end is lost. EFP I estimate the water spout to have been 1 1/2 to 2...
    • Barker's Point, Rockland Lake, NY

    • Houses; Lakes & ponds; Ice industry;
    • This area of Rockland Lake, known as Barker's Point, included the cove on the north side. The two-story frame house was said to be haunted. To the right of the house are several outbuildings, barns and garages and such. There is an overturned...
    • Barmore Hill toward Rockland Lake, Valley Cottage, NY

    • Roads; Dirt roads; Fences; Snow;
    • A light dusting of snow highlights the Barmore Hill Road just north of Rockland Lake, which can be seen in the distance. A wagon or automobile has traveled down the road, leaving tracks in the snow. Passage along the steep slope was guided by a...

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