New Castle, PA Flood, May 1893

City Under Eight Feet of Water.

NEW CASTLE, Pa., May 18.—The water is eight feet deep and still rising in a large part of this city. Several planning mills have been washed away, houses have been moved from their foundations, mills, factories and furnaces are flooded. The raidroad [sic] bridges have been weighted with cars to keep them in place. Families were rescued from the second stories of their homes. A prisoner in the lockup was almost drowned. The contents of the cellars in the business part of the city are badly damaged.

The Marion Daily Star, Marion, OH 17 May 1893


Floods in the East.
By Associated Press.

NEWCASTLE (Pa.), May 17.—A large portion of Newcastle is under water eight feet deep and it is still rising. All of the boats in the city are being used to rescue people from the second stories of the factories and mills which are flooded. Several planning mills have been washed away and a number of houses moved from their foundations. Loaded cars are being run on the bridges to keep them from being washed away. The water rose so fast that the prisoners in the lock-up had to be rescued by the fire department.

Weekly Gazette Stockman, Reno, NV 17 May 1893