Thursday, November 1, 2012

The WPA cleans up after a flood

WPA workers cleaning up debris in Cumberland, Maryland, after the St. Patrick's Day Flood of 1936.  The WPA--as well as other New Deal agencies--responded to a multitude of natural disasters across America.

(Photo taken by the WPA, provided courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives)

1 comment:

  1. Wew...that's a whole lotta mess, Brent. When it comes to cleaning up after a flood, it would be better if you took pictures or recorded on video of all water damage before you clean up the mess. Documenting the damage is a good idea, you know, for when the time comes for insurance claims, you're gonna need proof. This goes for others as well. :)

    Darryl Mikula