Georgetown Flooding Image and Video

This postcard view of Georgetown, likely from 1942, shows some of the extensive flooding along the waterfront

This neat image popped up on eBay recently. I believe it’s from the 1942 flood, one of the worst.

At the same time, while searching for more info on flooding, I stumbled across some stock video footage that shows 1936 Georgetown for a brief moment. Photos of the branch are rare; video doubly so. The Georgetown section begins at about the 56-second mark.

For reference, here is a list of major flood events in DC over the years, up to 2008.

A list of historic flood events in DC. Report on Flooding and Stormwater in Washington, DC, Appendix A. January, 2008. Published by National Capital Planning Commission.

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