The Flood of 1955 - Photographs from the Museum's Collection
Water Everywhere - At its highest level, the river was 10' above the road.
Catastrophic Damage - 70 homes were lost, 100 were damaged. Everywhere you looked the ground was covered in 2' of mud and stacks of debris.
The Victims - Lives were lost, hundreds more were impacted by the total destruction the flood left behind.
For more of the heroic story of Officer Yodkins and Joseph Morin, a young college student, who also lost his life in that fatal rescue attempt read "Remembering the Heroes of the '55 Flood" which appeared in the August 20, 1995 issue of the Hartford Courant. The Morin-Yodkins Memorial Park on the south side of Farmington Avenue was created in their honor.