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50 years later - the flood (March 2013)

50 years later - the flood (March 2013)

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Published by Norwich Magazine
On March 6, 1963, the dam at Mohegan Park burst, sending millions of gallons of ice cold water and ice rushing into downtown Norwich. We talk to residents who remember the flood, including one of its littlest survivors.
On March 6, 1963, the dam at Mohegan Park burst, sending millions of gallons of ice cold water and ice rushing into downtown Norwich. We talk to residents who remember the flood, including one of its littlest survivors.

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Published by: Norwich Magazine on Mar 08, 2013
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42 •
MARCH 2013
 
THE 
 
 FLOOD 
OF 
 
1963:
 50 years later 
By Kate Bucklin
 A special thanks to Anthony Orsini and Thomas Senuta for providing the photographs of the flood for this story. The color photos were taken by Mr.Senuta’s father, the late William E. Senuta. The black and white photos were given to Mr. Orsini by a photographer who took pictures for the Norwich Bulletin at the time of the flood.
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arch 6 marks the 50th anniversary of the day the dam at Mohegan Park gave way. e break sent as much as 6.5million gallons of ice-cold water on a path of destruction from the park todowntown Norwich. Six lives were lost that night,including those of ve workers when a mill on Cen-tennial Square collapsed.The sixth life lost was that of Margaret Moody,a 24-year-old mother of three who was sweptaway while her husband tried to pull her out of the family car.For many of the people who lived through theood, the memories of that night are haunting: the water, the giant blocks of ice that rammed into build-ings, the oil tanks and cars that got caught up in theood’s path. And aerwards: the millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses.Former Norwich residents omas Moody, Jr., An-thony Orsini and Roberta Delgado Vincent took thetime recently to share with
 Norwich Magazine
theirmemories of the 1963 ood.
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MARCH 2013
 
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