Page 2 of Obviously, we're in the midst of terrible flooding in the region. But I found a gallery of pics on the C-J site and realize just how much better off we... 19 comments | 3482 Views | Go to page 1 →
Apr 27, 11, 04:33 PM #16They talk about the '37 flood in Maysville to this day. Best money the town ever spent was on the floodwall several years later.
Apr 28, 11, 01:11 PM #17
Apr 28, 11, 01:59 PM #18
Paducah built a flood wall sometime in the 1940s and installed the gates on Sunday and Monday. The water isn't expected to rise above the wall, but there is talk that some has seeped in at one location. Some of the surrounding town aren't as fortunate. There are sandbagging efforts underway in Smithland, Wickliffe and Metropolis, Ill., just across the Ohio from Paducah. The casino in Metropolis and its hotel have been closed since Monday and water has gotten into some areas of the structures.
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Here is a camera shot of Paducah's floodwall, available online and updated each minute:
I've also attached a picture from Harrah's in Metropolis that is making the rounds here. It's the hotel entrance to the casino.
May 5, 11, 10:20 AM #19
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Here is a ridiculous image from the 1997 flood of the Ohio River in Cincinnati. The people in the pic are walking across the Suspension Bridge.
May 5, 11, 11:19 AM #20