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1913 Easter flood brought devastation

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By some accounts, the weather on Easter day 1913 started out beautifully. But by evening it was raining, and the rain didn’t let up for nearly a week. That heavy, steady downpour was landing on frozen ground and running off into streams, then rivers. Rivers that were already mighty grew to five times their size; the resulting flooding brought historic devastation to Albany and Troy and took out bridges all along the Hudson and Mohawk. ...

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