Weather & Natural Disasters

Weather & Natural Disasters - Featured Video

FOCUS - American Red Cross of Greater Cincinnati & Dayton Region

Kathy Lehr talks with Susan Redman-Rengstorff and Chuck Gibson about how the volunteer-led American Red Cross of Greater Cincinnati & Dayton Region provides relief to victims of disasters, as well as, helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Weather & Natural Disasters Video Library

Black Sunday of the 1937 Flood

Greater Cincinnati hoped the worst of the flood was over, but the unforeseen happened on "Black Sunday".

Damage caused by the 1937 flood

Jack Ritzi was born during the '37 flood on the Friday before Black Sunday (January 24). His parents filmed the destruction caused by the flood right after the water receded.

Doug Brockman

Doug Brockman's family moved several times to keep out of floodwaters' way ... to no avail.

William A. George Jr.

William A. George Jr., 97, remembers volunteering for patrols and facing the deep darkness in Covington, Ky., during the flood of 1937, when he was 27 years old.

Jeanette Zimov

Jeanette Zimov, who was 17 during the flood of 1937, remembers the challenge of finding and keeping clean water.

Dot Murphy

Dot Campbell Murphy missed her 15th birthday because of the 1937 flood, but her family made sure she eventually got it.

Marjorie Cettel

Marjorie Cettle lived in Norwood in 1937, when she was 14, and Norwood was where people came "to get their buckets of water."

The 1937 Flood in Perspective

Ohio River floods occurred several times each decade in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. What made the 1937 Flood different?

The Floodwaters Rise

A chronology of the first days of flooding and how the high waters gradually affected transportation and basic services.

Dan Hurley

Cincinnati historian Dan Hurley talks about the 1937 flood.