Ohio Valley Flood Loss $163,000,000 in 1913


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/6/1913.

Big Damage Done by Flood

A total money loss of $163,000,000 was caused by the flood in the Ohio Valley.  The Weather Bureau at Washington estimates that as the sum, which includes loss to railroads, telegraph and telephone lines and to farms and farm property, including prospective crops  The latter alone amounted to about $11,000,000.  Of the total amount more than 70 per cent was sustained in Ohio and Indiana.  In point of magnitude the 1913 flood probably ranks second with all Ohio Valley floods, being overtopped only by the midwinter flood of 1884, the report declares.  In the lower Mississippi, the crest stages attained exceeded all previous records (illegible) Cairo and Galena. Cheapest FIFA 14 Coins Cheap FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Coins