Buffalo Creek Flood Research Paper

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On February 26, 1972 the Buffalo creek community was destroyed by a terrible flood. The flood caused many tears, pain and death. In the blink of an eye, people’s lives completely changed; lives were lost, houses were gone and families were destroyed. Buffalo Creek is one of the mountain hollows in West Virginia on the edge of the Appalachians, near the Guyandotte River. The land used to grow warm green grass, but overtime the land became a dark place with debris from mine operation spills. Most people in Buffalo Creek depended on the mining of coal. Working in the mines were how most men supported their families and built their houses. The Buffalo Creek was not great, but it was a community. People left and came, some never came

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