Buffalo Creek Disaster

One of the deadliest floods in US history; it occurred in February, 1972, in southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow and is attributed to negligent strip mining and heavy rain; 125 died and over 4,000 people were left homeless
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In the course of the investigation, which also included reviewing piles of engineering reports, Spadaro was haunted by his memories of an earlier catastrophe, now infamous in coal country, known as the Buffalo Creek Disaster.