Roanoke’s Major Flood Event

I come from Roanoke, Virginia. In November 1985, we had the worse flooding in the city’s history. 6.61 inches of rain fell on the City of Roanoke in a 24 hour period on November 4th. Market Square in downtown Roanoke was approximately 3 to 4 feet underwater. The picture below is Market Square and as you can tell it is flooded quite badly. The Roanoke River runs through the city of Roanoke. It starts at the very end of Wasena Park runs…

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