One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Ohio

For the most part, Ohio’s history is exciting. Much of it is full of important inventions, notable historical figures and other significant advancements in society and pop culture. One of the most significant pieces of our state’s history is quite tragic, however. The Great Flood of 1913 swept through Ohio unexpectedly, destroying homes, taking lives and leaving a dark stain on our state’s history. In fact, more than 40,000 homes were destroyed and 426 lives were taken. After strong winds and heavy rainfall that lasted weeks, major rivers flooded without any warning to residents.

To see some eye-opening photos of this devastating natural disaster and hear a first-hand account of the event, watch the video below from YouTube user Michael Riser:

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