The Story Of The Portsmouth Flood
This Sunday at 8 pm WOSU TV brings you another wonderful program from the Portsmouth area, RIVER VOICES: A PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN RIVER COMMUNITY. Â If you enjoyed last week’s program about the floodwall murals, you will not want to miss this program. RIVER VOICES: A PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN RIVER COMMUNITY Â tells the story of the 1937 Ohio River flood.
The Ohio River in Portsmouth, reached an astounding 74.23 feet, more than 12 feet over the city’s floodwall. Â Nearly two-thirds of Portsmouth, Ohio was covered by water. Â Remarkably only one resident perished in the tragedy but more than 32,000 people were displaced from their homes. Â When the water receded unimaginable devastation was leftÂ and the Portsmouth community would have to summoned all its strength for a massive cleanup effort that still resonates with the people of Â Portsmouth today.
Tune in or set your DVR Sunday, February 23 at 8pm on WOSU TV or Monday, February 24 at 8pm on WOSU PLUS.