: Reverse reads: "Flood, Columbus 1913"
Caption on photograph reads: "North of Mound between Center and Glenwood
Flood - Columbus, O. 3-25-13"
The statewide extent of death and destruction in the Flood of 1913 exceeds all other weather events in Ohio history, justifying the title of “Ohio’s greatest weather disaster.” Rainfall over the state totaled 6-11 inches and no section was unaffected. The death toll was 467 and more than 40,000 homes were flooded.
Approximately 100 died in Columbus when the Scioto River reached record levels and poured 9 to 17 feet deep through neighborhoods. Many Columbus residents escaped to the safety of rooftops and trees. View on Ohio Memory.
: SC334_01_01 Subjects
: Floods--Ohio--Columbus; Natural disasters; Scioto River (Ohio) Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)