1964 Flood — Eel River, Pepperwood and Weott 

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This aerial photograph shows Weott under water. The town would never fully recover from the damage.
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Pete's Grocery sits underwater, along with the rest of Pepperwood, which was washed out when the Eel River crested its banks.
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The view of downtown Klamath, taken days after the flood.
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Pete's Grocery in Pepperwood was a total loss, like much of the town, which the flood left under more than 12 feet of water. Curiously, however, the store's liquor bottles appear unmoved in this photograph.
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Search and rescue personnel take an unidentified girl to safety near Loleta.
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Pete's Grocery in Pepperwood.
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Dave Stockton's family home in Holmes Flat was submerged in 12 feet of water, lifted and turned sideways. But Stockton's family survived the flood, and his dad even managed to save the family dog, plucking him from a piece of drifting firewood.
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When the flood waters receded, some areas looked like they'd been struck by a tornado, leaving some houses intact sitting on end.
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A pair of homes sit among the rubble that was once Pepperwood.
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Having swept out logging camps and log ponds, and taken down homes, the flood waters left massive logjams and debris piles in their wake. For a sense of scale, look closely at this one and you'll see a house truss.
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The view of downtown Klamath, taken days after the flood.

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