It’s Impossible To Forget These Two Terrible Floods That Went Down In Cincinnati History

Some form of flooding is fairly common in Cincinnati this time of year, but there have been years when the mighty Ohio River has reached devastating levels. As the river rises this year and floods the riverfront parks, businesses, and homes, it’s impossible to forget those times when the water just kept coming. Two of the most terrible floods Cincinnati has seen took place in 1937 and then 60 years later in 1997. The photos and videos from these years are eye opening and take you back to those frightening scenes. Take a trip back to those two floods with these photos, and make sure to check out the videos at the end that put you right in the rising waters in Cincinnati.

This aerial footage of the 1997 flood shows just how devastating the submerged city really was:

For a look at the overwhelming flood of 1937, check out this rare home movie footage documenting the disaster:

While terrifying to think that the river could reach record-breaking levels again, we look back at these moments in awe, knowing that the city was able to recover and rebuild and would certainly do so again, if ever necessary. Do you have memories of these incredible floods in Cincinnati? Any other photos to share? We’d love to hear about your memories in the comments.

If you missed our recent article about the church in Cincinnati that has survived more than 60 floods, including these two, check it out here.