"...The Neversink bore true to its Indain name, Ne-wa-sink, meaning mad river, when it overflowed its banks and swept small buildings and crops from its banks. The village of Neversink was isolated due to flooded highways and electric and telephone service was put out of order. At Grahamsville telephone service was restored after it had been crippled for several hours. Electric service in Roscoe and Livingston Manor was interrupted but only brief periods.
"Throughout the Fallsburgh-Woodbourne section considerable property along the Neversink was damaged. The Woodbourne prison was cut off from the village by water waist high on the highway. A similar water height was noted on roads near Hurleyville.
"The area around the New York City water project at Lackawack was a sea of mud. A short distance from there the road was covered with water knee deep. Several automobiles were driven through despite the warnings of road patrolmen. One car stalled and it was necessary for its occupants to step out into the muddy water and push their car to safety.
"At Montela the middle pier of a concrete bridge dropped nearly two feet below its original bed.
"Chestnut Creek raised over its banks and flooded a large area at Grahamsville. Water covered the low lands of the George Dierfelter property near Eureka destroying his potato and corn crops. Near his barn water rushed off a hill and deposited tons of silt and stones in the highway. His barn floor was covered with mud and workmen were kept busy for several hours making the road passable and cleaning out the barn..."
July 29, 1938; Republican Watchman
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