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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The Most Significant Floods of Ohio

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Building covered by flood. Water can cause flooding from many different sources.

Water can cause flooding from many different sources. There are about five types of flooding. These Types of Flooding include:

  • Flash Flooding
  • River Flooding
  • Ice Jams
  • Snowmelt
  • Dam Breaks

How Significant Foods Were Caused

Below are the significant floods that occurred in Ohio:

  • March 1913 Flood: “In late March of 1913, rain fell in such an excess over the Ohio Valley that no river in Ohio and most of Indiana remained in its banks. Bridges, roads, railways, dams, and property were washed away.”
  • Shadyside Ohio Flooding 1990: “A deadly flash flood occurred in eastern Ohio near the town of Shadyside on the evening of June 14, 1990. Over 3 inches of rain fell along Pipe and Wegee Creeks in under 2 hours.”
  • Independence Day Flood of 1964: “Thunderstorms moved onshore from Lake Erie on the evening of July 4, 1969. Once they moved over land, they became stationary for several hours, with rainfall totals topping 10 inches in some locations. In addition to flooding, the storms produced damaging wind, tornadoes, and prolific lightning. The storm resulted in 41 fatalities, more than 500 injuries, and damaged or destroyed more than 10,000 homes and businesses.”

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