Weather Almanac: Feb 26

February 26

Today's Weather Fact...

On this date in 1972, three days of rain culminated in what has become known as the "Buffalo Creek Disaster." The heavy rains caused a coal-slag dam on the middle fork of West Virginia's Buffalo Creek to fail, resulting in the deaths of 125 people. Once the dam burst, a 50-foot-high wall of water rushed down a narrow valley and caused widespread death and destruction.

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