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
Weather & Natural Disasters Video Library
Greater Cincinnati hoped the worst of the flood was over, but the unforeseen happened on "Black Sunday".
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's family moved several times to keep out of floodwaters' way ... to no avail.
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, who was 17 during the flood of 1937, remembers the challenge of finding and keeping clean water.
Dot Campbell Murphy missed her 15th birthday because of the 1937 flood, but her family made sure she eventually got it.
Marjorie Cettle lived in Norwood in 1937, when she was 14, and Norwood was where people came "to get their buckets of water."
Ohio River floods occurred several times each decade in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. What made the 1937 Flood different?
A chronology of the first days of flooding and how the high waters gradually affected transportation and basic services.
Cincinnati historian Dan Hurley talks about the 1937 flood.