Jeanne Corcoran and her sister Patricia

In June 1972, the remnants of Hurricane Agnes struck the southern tier of New York, and the Chemung River broke through the dam system the next morning. Some parts of Corning were submerged under 18 feet of water; eighteen people were killed and millions of dollars of damage was incurred. Jeanne Corcoran lived in Corning during the flood, and when the StoryCorps MobileBooth came to Rochester last summer, she joined her sister Patricia to talk about her experience during the storm.

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