Flood of 1997: WCPO helicopter shows damage around Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana

Published February 21, 2018 0 Plays

Rumble The Ohio River and the Licking River caused severe flooding in the Tri-State in 1997. In Kentucky, the towns of Falmouth and Butler were nearly submerged. Aurora, Ind., was widely flooded. In Downtown, water reached Third Street, encroached Riverfront Stadium on three sides and completely covered Bicentennial Commons. The river crested downtown at 64.48 feet on Wednesday, March 5 - the highest since 1964 and ninth highest in history. In Kentucky, the towns of Falmouth and Butler were nearly submerged. Aurora, Ind., was also flooded. In Downtown, water reached Third Street and completely covered Bicentennial Commons. The river crested downtown at 64.48 feet on Wednesday, March 5 - the highest since 1964.

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