1937 Flood: Of the 25,000 residents who became refugees, 11,000 applied for Red Cross aid during the flood or during the relief period following. Army Corps of Engineers
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.