Paducah 1937 Flood

Paducah 1937 Flood (HMXEU)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.347', W 88° 35.68'

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While the river has usually been Paducah's best friend, flood waters turned it into the community's enemy in 1884, 1913, and again 1937. The area's most devastating event of the twentieth century was the flood of 1937 when 90% of Paducah was covered with flood waters. Over 27,000 residents were evacuated. After six weeks of rain in the Ohio River Valley, the river crested at 60.8 feet, nearly 11 feet above the elevation of this present sidewalk. National Geographic featured a photo of a cow on the second story porch of a Lower Town neighborhood home. following the flood, a 12.5 mile flood wall was erected to protect the city. (From flood photographs)
Placed BySponsored by: Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358273 N 4105948
Decimal Degrees37.08911667, -88.59466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.347', W 88° 35.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 20.82" N, 88° 35' 40.80" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2613 N Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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