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Saturday, March 23, 2013

100 Years Ago Today, All of Ohio Flooded

Posted By on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 9:33 AM

From March 23, 1913 to March 27, 1913, the entire state of Ohio was under water, enduring what is still considered the worst weather-related incident to ever hit the Buckeye State.

467 Ohioans died and more than 40,000 homes were flooded as between 6-11 inches of rain fell, pushing rivers and dams past their brinks.

The shot above was taken on Belle Avenue in Lakewood. Many more pictures here and here taken throughout the state detail the devastation — bridges broken, ships crashed, etc.

The snapshot below is from downtown Columbus.

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