Portsmouth during 1937 Ohio River Flood   Save
Portsmouth during 1937 Ohio River Flood
Description: This photograph of a street in Portsmouth, Ohio, during the 1937 flood, depicts residents navigating the streets of the town with rowboats. The Ohio River Flood of 1937 caused more than twenty million dollars in damages, and was especially destructive in Cincinnati, where flood levels reached almost eighty feet and parts of town remained under water for nineteen days, with electricity and fresh water in short supply. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06897
Subjects: Floods; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Natural disasters--United States; Streets--Ohio
Places: Portsmouth (Ohio); Scioto County (Ohio)