Entire community swallowed by the Great Flood of 1937   Save
Entire community swallowed by the Great Flood of 1937
Description: Roofs dot the landscape as floodwaters rise. 1937 remains the wettest month ever recorded in Ohio. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million. The disaster struck during the Great Depression and just a few years after the Dust Bowl. By the second day of the flood as many as 18,000 WPA workers were on hand to aid families. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B15F04_003_012_008
Subjects: Floods; Natural disasters; Works Progress Administration; Ohio Federal Writers' Project
Places: Ohio