In June of 1972, Hurricane Agnes, struck the area as one of the most remembered natural disasters. There were many days of pumping basements and collapsing walls. A rescue attempt was made on the swollen Pequea Creek to rescue 2 people. During this rescue, Firefighter Dennis Hackman was in a rescue boat that overturned throwing him and a second firefighter into the turbulent waters. Dennis’ body was found the next day.