Gallery: 1937 Flood historical photos
Jan. 27, 2013 @ 02:37 PM
On Jan. 27, 1937, the Ohio River crested in the Tri-State in the worst flood in local recorded history. The Flood of 1937 caused the river to reach a depth of 69.45 feet, more than 19 feet above flood stage in Huntington.
The 200 block of 11th Avenue and the yards on the north side of the street are inundated during the 1937 flood. The yards of homes along the south side of the street, where the photographer was standing, were terraced - thus escaping the water and the muck. Photo courtesy of Jim Butcher.