Marietta, Ohio Flood
OHIO RIVER THREATENS HEAVY LOSS
Floods in Stream From Mouth to Marietta, Ohio,
Cause Thousands to Leave Lowlands and Seek
Refuge on Higher Ground
--No Loss of Life Reported-- Property Damage
NEAR RECORD HIGH MARK
Floods in the Ohio river from its mouth to
Marietta, Ohio, due to the great volume of water
poured into it during the last week by its
tributaries have caused thousands of people to
leave the lowlands along the river and seek
refuge on higher ground.
Early today the water is still rising and at
every city along the river heavy damage to
property is reported. Railroad traffic has been
impeded and many miles of track washed out.
The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, WA 31
DAMAGE BY FLOOD AT MARIETTA IS $2,000,000
MARIETTA, O., March 30.--Flood water of the
Ohio and Muskingum rivers reached a stage of
58.6 feet here today, almost six feet higher
than the record flood of 184, and is now
receeding. [sic] Property damage is estimated at
$2,000,000. Hundreds are homeless, many
buildings and swellings have been ruined, while
the water, lighting and telephone facilities are
out of commission.
The Lexington Herald, Lexington, KY 31 Mar
MARIETTA NEEDS MEDICINE AND FOOD
MARIETTA, Ohio, March 29.--(Via Courier to
Whipple, Ohio, via telephone to Cambridge, via
telephone to Pittsburgh.--Flood conditions in
Marietta today are beyond description. All the
business section of the town is flooded and many
residences are under water. There are no public
utilities in operation, and food and medical
supplies are needed. There are many rumors
concerning the loss of life, but the swift
current prevents communication to those parts of
the city where persons are said to have be
Immediately upon the receipt of the message from
Whipple, Ohio, a station on the Marietta branch
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, that Marietta was
under water, preparations were made by the
railroad company to send out a relief train.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia,
PA 30 Mar 1912
NO LIVES LOST IN MARIETTA.
Communication Restored After Seven
Days of Isolation.
Columbus, Ohio, April 2.--Completely cut off
from the outside world for seven days, the city
of Marietta, Ohio, today, through the Associated
Press, for the first time, learned the
J. P. Morgan
is dead; that Adrianople had fallen; that the
Allens had been executed; the Columbus, Dayton
and nearly the entire State of Ohio is emerging
from the worst flood disaster in its history.
No lives were lost at Marietta, but the damage
to property was very heavy.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 3 Apr 1913
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