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Red Cross supplies during 1913 flood
Description: Photograph showing crowds waiting as Red Cross relief supplies are unloaded in McConnelsville, Ohio, following the flood of 1913. In late March 1913, an unusually heavy rainstorm moved into Ohio. It rained steadily for five days and the water levels rose rapidly. By the third day of the downpour, levees were overtopped and many towns suffered disastrous flooding. When the flood waters receded, tons of mud and debris covered the streets, homes, businesses and factories of towns like McConnelsville, along the Muskingum River. The death toll for the disaster stood at 361, and property damages were well over $100,000,000 and 65,000 were forced to temporarily leave their homes. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC330_F01_01
Subjects: Climate and Weather; Floods--Ohio; Natural disasters; American Red Cross; McConnelsville (Ohio);
Places: McConnelsville (Ohio); Morgan County (Ohio);