Hurricane Gloria hit Scranton 25 years ago today. Gloria was a powerful storm. She made landfall three times along the Carolina Coast, than Long Island and Connecticut. Locally Gloria dropped over 6.5 inches of rain.
While a dog generally is considered man’s best friend, a boat ran very close second for this man and his dog as they were evacuated from their Diamond Ave home. Times-Tribune Archives Sept. 28, 1985
Hurricane Gloria unleashed her fury on the Mid Valley area. Rescue workers assigned to the Peckville Ambulance use a stretcher to evacuate a resident of Pleasant Drive. Times-Tribune Archives Sept 28 1985
Edwin Urbanski photographs his Dupont home, right, as water from Mill Creek spills over its banks and turns Quality Road into a stream. At the height of flooding from Hurricane Gloria on Sept. 28m 1985.
A mother and her children make the best of a bad situaion at Brook Street and Main Street, Peckville. Times-Tribune Archives
Mayor James McNulty checks notes during a tour of sections of the city damaged by flood water during passage of Hurricane Gloria on Friday, Sept. 27. Times-Tribune Archives Oct 3 1985
Wheelbarrow and user finish busy day in 500 block of Court Street, as region digs out following Hurricane Gloria’s onslaught on region Friday, September 27. Times-Tribune Archives Sept. 29, 1985
The Myrtle Street Bridge in East Scranton is closed to traffic following the torrential rains of Hurricane Gloria Friday, September 27. The rising waters of Roaring Brook ate away the roadbed leading to the span. Times Tribune Archives Sept 30, 1985
Hurricane Gloria devastated area 25 years ago, but spurred Lackawanna River flood project – Sept 27, 2010 – The Times-Tribune
Hurricane Gloria – Sept. 27, 1985 – National Weather Service
Hurricane Gloria – Accuweather