1937 Flood, Huntington, WV., 5th Avenue & 16th Street, looking east. Courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Gallery: 1937 Flood historical photos
Jan. 27, 2015 @ 03:28 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.