From the North Coast Journal

Editor’s Note: Five years ago, the North Coast Journal told the stories of heroism, hope, tragedy, strength and survival that took place during the Flood of 1964 to mark its 50th anniversary. Here’s a look back at those accounts as Humboldt County commemorates 55 years since the water rose, forever changing lives and the region’s landscape.

It had been dubbed the flood of the century, when the rain came down in sheets in 1955 and Humboldt County’s rivers rose to gobble homes and towns. Nine years later, it happened again, but worse. (more)