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The Cincinnati Flood.
In 1937, the Ohio River reached a flood stage of 80 feet at Cincinnati, Ohio...never before or since have we seen such a disaster. From Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Cairo, Illinois, the newspaper headlines of January 1937 confirmed everyone’s worst fears, “River Still Rising”.
Fueled by torrential rains, the Ohio River and its tributaries ravaged towns and cities along their banks. The floodwaters showed no mercy, completely disregarding station in life of its victims. Businesses, homes, and entire communities were reduced to rubble. Those lucky enough to live on higher ground had to contend with food, water and power rationing. With a death toll of more than 350 people, an estimated 1,000,000 individuals left homeless and damages set at $500 million, this disaster ranks as one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history.


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Water Way

Water Way

Tin Cans

Tin Cans

2nd Story Garage

2nd Story Garage

Canoes in Northside

Canoes in Northside

Northside Scene

Northside Scene

Northside Flooded

Northside Flooded

Hamilton Avenue Boats

Hamilton Avenue Boats

Railway Swamp

Railway Swamp

Under Water

Under Water

Fire and Water

Fire and Water

Destruction

Destruction

Water Failure

Water Failure

Water World

Water World

Flooded Riverfront

Flooded Riverfront

Lunken Field

Lunken Field

Front Street

Front Street

Newport Under Water

Newport Under Water