The Flood of 1955 was one of the worst disasters in Connecticut's history.
It happened on Aug. 19, 1955, after rain from two back-to-back hurricanes saturated the land and several river valleys in the state.
The hardest hit areas were the Mad and Still Rivers in Winsted, the Naugatuck River, the Farmington River and the Quinebaug River.
This site is dedicated to the stories and events in the lower Naugatuck River -- a close-knit community that holds the memories of the flood close.
These stories have been told first hand in the community for the last 57 years. This site seeks to digitize some of those memories for future generations to learn from.
Click on the dots on the map at left to browse some stories of the flood.
Statewide and local data on the flood and its costs is found in the "Data" section of this site. And you can contribute your own pictures and stories by clicking on the "Share" tab.