100th Anniversary Of Great Flood This Weekend

Mar 22, 2013

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of one of Ohio's worst natural disasters.

The Great Flood of 1913 will be remembered tonight with a lecture at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and an exhibit of photos and artifacts will be unveiled tomorrow at Sippo Lake Park in Canton. The flood left hundreds of people dead, and flooded all of Ohio's rivers and streams. More than 35 thousand homes were also flooded. It washed away or damaged docks, bridges, railroads and trains from Cincinnati to Portsmouth to Cleveland. State officials hope the anniversary will encourage Ohioans to prepare for high water emergencies by reviewing their response plans and insurance coverage.