Two decades ago, the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program couldn’t have gotten off to a more dramatic start, thanks to the actions of Wilmington, DE, Letter Carrier Joseph Grabauskas.
In mid-September 2003, he and the rest of the community were worried about the impending Hurricane Isabel. But the remnants of Tropical Storm Henri were barely behind them.
According to The News Journal newspaper, Henri poured up to 10 inches of rain on the area, already soaked from a wetter than normal spring and summer. The deluge spawned flash floods that ranked among the worst since the U.S. Geological Survey began keeping records for northern Delaware’s waterways.