In 1937, A Great Flood Swept Through West Virginia And Changed The Ohio Valley Forever

Many cities that sit along the banks of the Ohio River, such as Huntington and Point Pleasant, have expansive flood walls. It may seem incomprehensible to some folks that the Ohio could flood so high that walls that high would even be necessary. But they would be wrong. The very reason those walls exist can be traced back to a single event: The Ohio Valley Flood of 1937.

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Do you remember this flood, or know someone who does? Feel free to tell us all about it in the comments below.

To learn more about devastating West Virginia weather, check out these 5 horrific winter storms that have gone down in history.