In March 1997, the Ohio River crested at 57.52 feet in Huntington - the 5th highest crest since the floodwall was built. Dozens of roads were closed, including two lanes on Interstate 64. Two St. Mary's Hospital nurses died while driving home along Twelvepole Creek. The flooding - which last…

In 1972, the Logan County community of Buffalo Creek experienced the most destructive flood in West Virginia history, when a coal waste dam burst and 130 million gallons of water and sludge poured through nearby mining towns. During the Buffalo Creek Flood on Feb. 26, 1972, 125 people lost t…