Great Ohio River Flood of 1937, The (Images of America)

Great Ohio River Flood of 1937, The (Images of America)

James E. Casto


From the time settlers first driven into the Ohio Valley, floods have been an accredited truth of lifestyles. After every one flood, humans shoveled the dust from their doorways and set approximately rebuilding their cities. In 1884, the Ohio River washed away 2,000 houses. In 1913, an excellent worse flood swept down the river. humans categorised it the “granddaddy” of all floods. Little did they understand there has been worse but to come back. In 1937, raging floodwaters inundated millions of homes, companies, factories, and farms in a part dozen states, drove 1000000 humans from their houses, claimed approximately four hundred lives, and recorded $500 million in damages. including to the distress was once the truth that the catastrophe got here in the course of the depths of the melancholy, while many households have been already suffering. pictures of the US: the good Ohio River Flood of 1937 brings jointly two hundred classic photos that provide readers a glance at one of many darkest chapters within the region’s heritage.

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