The great flood of 2011?

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    The great flood of 2011?

    Forecasters say the Ohio River this week will crest at it's second-highest level ever. The highest was the flood of 1937 that dumped 16 inches of rain in Paducah in 18 days.

    River Road in Louisville is just that -- a river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Forecasters say the Ohio River this week will crest at it's second-highest level ever. The highest was the flood of 1937 that dumped 16 inches of rain in Paducah in 18 days.

    River Road in Louisville is just that -- a river.
    Is this only for parts south of Cincinnati? or Even further south than Louisville as well?

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    In 1997 I worked at a Holiday Inn located at Zorn Ave and River Road. I remember the flood well. I came in that morning, and left 2 hours later. The hotel, being on a rise, was lucky enough to escape any water damage, but we were closed for 12 days, losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in business because it was two weeks of high demand. I remember well a guest who came to check in during the short time I was there. He insisted on checking in, despite my advice that the hotel would be closing due to the flooding. He insisted it wouldn't flood that badly, despite having had to drive through water up to the bottom of his car to get into the parking lot. I went ahead and checked him in, making him sign an acknowledgement that I'd advised him not to. He left to do his business in the city, and was royally ticked when not only could he not stay at the hotel later, because the only way to access it was to have a boat, but that he lost his car as well. He didn't even have the sense to park it in the highest point, and it wound up being completely submerged.

    Thankfully, I don't work there any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Forecasters say the Ohio River this week will crest at it's second-highest level ever. The highest was the flood of 1937 that dumped 16 inches of rain in Paducah in 18 days.

    River Road in Louisville is just that -- a river.
    Just in case anyone needs a tip...the 3rd Street/River Road exit from I-64 is closed.

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    In Maysville we've had about 13 inches so far during the month of April.

    On Saturday, March 1, 1997, we had close to 12 inches. Thankfully Maysville has a floodwall.

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    I hear Paducah has lowered it's flood gates for the first time in almost 25 years. I can't even imagine the amount of water they care getting ready to have via the Ohio.

    Not sure how familiar everyone is with Cynthiana but the baseball fields on River Rd. have now been covered with water 3 times this year. That's incredible.

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    I was thinking I may visit the McAlpine locks this week to see what it looks like from their observation area. Of course I probably will call my buddy at the Corps of Engineers first in order to make sure I am allowed with the current water level.

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    Looks like Cincy's getting off lucky, saw where it had crested at 55 and was supposed to start dropping to flood level. Hope they're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center View Post
    Looks like Cincy's getting off lucky, saw where it had crested at 55 and was supposed to start dropping to flood level. Hope they're right.
    This is more along the lines of what I was thinking which is why I said what I did in post #1. I just don't think we've gotten nearly as much as they said we could have and not a great deal up stream from Cincinnati either.

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    Louisville update water is over river road at Cunninghams.

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    River is as high as I can ever remember in Henderson. We are suppose get more rain over the next couple of days. The news said last night over 3 inches in the next 48 hours. Not sure how much we got last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    River is as high as I can ever remember in Henderson. We are suppose get more rain over the next couple of days. The news said last night over 3 inches in the next 48 hours. Not sure how much we got last night.
    I'd be surprised if you get what's been forecasted, I think they're playing this safe and trying to make people realize how bad it can ge. NKY forecast over the past 96 hours was about 6-7 inches, I'd be surprised if we got 2-3.

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    CINCINNATI RECORD APRIL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS:
    1. 2011: AS OF 9 AM 04/25 11.91 INCHES
    2. 1998: 9.77 INCHES
    3. 1947: 8.62 INCHES
    4. 1996: 8.20 INCHES
    5. 1853: 7.70 INCHES
    6. 1859: 7.58 INCHES

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    It doesn't really look like NKY area will get hit with much today. Most of it is south of us. Well see if it comes north much more. I hope not. I need to get my front yard cut tonight at least. It's getting out of control.


    I take it back, it looks like it's coming this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    CINCINNATI RECORD APRIL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS:
    1. 2011: AS OF 9 AM 04/25 11.91 INCHES
    2. 1998: 9.77 INCHES
    3. 1947: 8.62 INCHES
    4. 1996: 8.20 INCHES
    5. 1853: 7.70 INCHES
    6. 1859: 7.58 INCHES
    We've gotten alot of rain here in the past week and a half or two, but in 98 we got about 6-7 inches in about 2 1/2 days. I remember that flood almost like I remember 9/11. I was only 13 at the time but I was at a friends house staying the night with a bunch of other kids(guys&girls, so you know why I remember) and I just feel like it's yesterday I even remember us talking about how it was cruddy that we couldn't go outside without getting messy as hell because of all the rain/mud.

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