Ellenville, NY (vicinity) Cloudburst Flooding, Aug 1928

FIVE PERSONS KNOWN DEAD IN EASTERN FLOODS.

CLOUDBURST DEVASTATES TWO COUNTIES.

TWENTY PERSONS ARE REPORTED MISSING IN FLOOD AREA; THREE DROWNED IN AUTO.

(By International News Service)
Ellenville, N.Y., AUg. 27. -- Floods resulting from a cloudburst in Ulster and Sullivan counties were today believed to have taken a toll of at least five lives.
Property damage is tremendous. Many bridges have been washed away and twenty persons were reported missing, communicating with many of the communities in the affected area has been disrupted and it is feared the flood toll may be greater.
CHARLES LAPERY, 50, of Paterson, N.J., was drowned when he attempted to escape from his automobile when it was engulfed by the swirling waters on a road near here, according to chief of police Ross.
LAPERY was accompanied by an unnamed companion who reached higher ground in safety. His body was not recovered early today.
At Montella, N.Y., according to the Ellenville police, a man named BLATT was drowned after carrying his crippled wife out of the raging current.
Three persons were reported drowned near Accord when their automobile was overturned by the swollen waters of a creek near the road upon which they were traveling. According to reports, a bridge over the creek was washed out and the driver attempted to ford the small stream but miscalculated its depth and velocity. All three were trapped in the car.

Logansport Pharos Tribune Indiana 1928-08-27