Damage caused due to flood in Ohio Valley , United States. Newspaper headlines read: '80000 desert homes as Midwest streams rage to higher levels'. People engaged in the rescue and relief work. Men aboard small boats as they carry on rescue work in the steets of downtown Louisville Kentucky. Buildings along the flooded area. Flooded buildings in Evansville Indiana and Paducah Kentucky. Flooded farms and fields washed away. Marooned livestock atop a levy. A dog atop a car. A cat perched in a 2nd story window just atop flood waters. Aerial views of the flooded Ohio Valley heading toward the Mississippi River. View of the blasting of the so called "fuse plug" in the levy below Cairo Illinois (on the Missouri Side at the junction of the Ohio River and Mississippi River) to prevent the flood waters from destroying Cairo. An army of workmen building extensions on top of the levees near Cairo Illinois to protect it from the flood. Water lapping at the wall built by the workers.
Damage caused by 1937 flood in the Ohio Valley area of the United States. A heavy loss of property due to a flood. Supplies being unloaded from trucks for the people. People being rescued from the areas affected by flood. Men aboard boats moving through buildings on the edge of the Ohio River that are submerged in water. Men moving a wooden casket. Destroyed houses and buildings in the areas. Flooded streets. A weather vane blowing briskly in wind. Narrator details how the weather bureau forecasts the weather and offers the information to help prevent losses from such disasters. Automatic typing machine records weather instrument readings. View of newspapers being printed at a printing press. A radio tower. People gather near injured flood victims. People lined up on the street to get supplies. Scenes of floodwaters below Memphis where flooding was effectively contained. Water rushing under the then new Bonnet Carre spillway of Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans. Man opens a book published in Lisbon in 1605, now in the Library of Congress, written by Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega, reporting on the exploration team of De Soto on leaf 300 of the book. De Soto's group, in 1543, reported on the flood they saw below current day Memphis, extending over 20 leagues of land, covering the tops of trees, but not overrunning the homes of the Native Americans who build shelter atop high poles. A view of submerged homes in the 1937 flood are shown as the narrator laments that more modern people did worse than the Native Americans.
The Ohio River Valley in the United States soon after the flood there in January 1937. House along the bank of the river. A flood damaged home. Ships underway at the river. Smoke rises from the twin smoke stacks of a steam powered ferry boat in the Ohio River.
View of the U.S. National Archives Building, March 1936. in Washington, DC. Fortunately the city escaped damage from the great Potomac River flood. Next scenes cover damage caused due to a flood in Ohio, United States in January 1937. View of a weather vane in stiff winds. The level of the Ohio river rises. The flooded tributaries of the river. A map locates the flood affected areas. It depicts the high and low pressure areas. Map depicts heavy rains continuing for 20 days from January 6 to January 26, totaling 16 to 20 inches in the affected area.
A film titled 'Five dead as worst flood in many years sweeps Ohio valley' shows sections along Ohio and Scotia rivers with water flooding the streets, railway tracks across Cincinnati in Ohio. Cars submerged in water move through the streets. People sail by boats to cross the city. The worst flood in many years claims five lives and renderes many homeless.
The causes and effects of flood in the Mississippi river in the United States. A man walks on the river bank carrying a lamp. Man in a boat. Man checks the water level. The board shows the water level rising. Patrol boats in the river. Men put sand bags on river embankment. People on the platform. A railroad train arrives. The men from navy,engineers and many more put sand bags to stop river water from entering the valley. Navy men on patrol boats. Submerged houses in the river. People being rescued in boats. People walk towards the railroad. Luggage kept on ground. A car pulls a cart. People vacate the place in a cart. People move in front of the relief tents. Food being served to the people at a relief camp. A woman feeds a child. View of the houses submerged in water.