11 Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924

Posted on June 19, 2010 by team


Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 1

Floods in St. Petersburg is a common phenomenon. But catastrophic ones (with water 300cm and higher) happened only three times - in 1777, 1824, 1924. This is a selection of photos of the last terrible flood on September 23, 1924 when the water uprise was 380cm.


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Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 2

A wooden barge casted ashore in January 9 (Dvortsovaya embankment).

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 3

Red Army men are standing guard over belongings of the flood's victims.

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11 Responses to “Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924”

  1. Boritz says:

    3rd and proud of it!

  2. Vector says:

    Nearly of my house =D (6th picture)

  3. mukmika says:

    If Al Gore had been around in 1924, he would have had gullible people paranoid, as he would have attributed the floods to ‘global warming’.

  4. wiper blades says:

    You took the words right out of my mouth

  5. Annoy says:

    The first two pics don’t look too alarming, the streets are covered in bread loafs.

  6. Canadian says:

    Just imagine what would have happened if there had been a subway system back then. Has the subway ever flooded?

  7. Frankie says:

    Still looks very Imperial for 1924.

  8. Fine sentiments, well expressed!

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