This week marks the 56th anniversary of the Flood of 1955 and the Valley Independent Sentinel is recognizing the occasion with a special podcast.
In acknowledging the statewide catastrophe — which left 91 dead across the state and widespread damage — the online newspaper based in Ansonia has published a on its website an audio documentary titled “Flood of ’55.”
The documentary compiles reports from a radio station in New Haven called WAVZ, the site reported.
Naugatuck, Waterbury, Ansonia, Torrington and other towns are mentioned several times in the podcasts. Check out the Valley Independent Sentinel to listen in and read their account.
Some Naugatuck points during the documentary:
Part 1, at 6:19: Sgt. Joseph Summa, of the Naugatuck police, told WAVZ the police headquarters was “knee deep in water” and they had to move operations to Naugatuck High School.
Part 2, at 3:25: Helecopters had been utilized over Waterbury, Naugatuck and Torrington.