Enquirer flood photos
140 COLOR PHOTOS AROUND THE TRISTATE
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March 10, 1997
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THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1997

FALMOUTH, KY.
Dale Mossman of Lawrenceburg, Ind., helps salvage collectibles from friend Joe Hoff's house. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Thick mud covers the floor as Patrick Bass, left, and Greg Barnes survey the damage to Bass's new house on Pendleton Street (Patrick Reddy photo)


EAST END
A muddy American flag hangs out to dry as vendors sort flood-ravaged antiques from Ferguson's Antique Mall and Collectibles market (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)


NEW RICHMOND, OHIO
David Elam carries his most prized possession, his father's grandfather clock, past a pile of rubble outside his home. The clock, which had been on the second floor, survived the flood. (Glenn Hartong photo)


ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO
Karen Rolph of Adams County talks with Gov. George Voinovich, left, FEMA Director James Lee Witt, Adams County Emergency Director Paul Howelett and County Commissioner Jim McClanahan. (Glenn Hartong photo)

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1997

FALMOUTH, KY.
Air National Guardsmen assisting in the cleanup wear face masks for protection from possible, though unlikely, bacterial infection. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Mrs. Ruth Cummins, 72, of 305 Maple cleans up debris in front of her home. Behind her, the huge pile of debris, about 60 feet long and 10 feet high, blocks Maple near its intersection with W. Shelby Street. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Houses, swimming pools and storage sheds were strewn apart by the floodwaters (Glenn Hartong photo)

James Lee Witt, right, director of the Federal Emergency Management Association, talks with Becky Butts of Falmouth as he toured the area with Craig Peoples, center, disaster emergency services director for Pendleton County. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Sonya Workman, 24, disinfects dishes while sitting in the driveway of her flood-damaged home in the 400 block of Pendleton Street. (Patrick Reddy photo)


SILVER GROVE, KY.
Frank Poe Sr., sorts through the remnants of his basement hobby room, which had been completely underwater (Gary Landers photo)


NEW RICHMOND, OHIO
The spirit of flood victims is expressed in this hand-painted sign (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)


EAST SIDE
When the river receded, these 10 boats, one upside-down, were strewn about Washington Marine in Anderson Township (Glenn Hartong photo)

Mud caked cars and covered sidewalks. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

A workman hoses mud off tennis courts at Coney Island. (Glenn Hartong photo)


DOWNTOWN
Barges and normalcy return to the Ohio River downtown, although walkways to riverfront restaurants are still partially under water. (Glenn Hartong photo)

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TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1997

FALMOUTH, KY.
Jim Fossett, 66, seeks help cleaning the flooded basement of his mother's house. He soon had volunteers. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Teresa Wilson, 41, and neighbors come to Mr. Fossett's aid. 'We're not taking any money,' she said. 'No way.' (Patrick Reddy photo)


ADAMS COUNTY
Karen Rolph, an employee of the Family Dollar store in Manchester, sifts through debris and boxes salvageable inventory (Glenn Hartong photo)

Barry Baker, left, and Don Adelberger, members of the Xenia First Church of the Nazarene, drove two hours to help the cleanup in Manchester. (Glenn Hartong photo)


DOWNTOWN
Workers wash away mud at Yeatman's Cove. (Saed Hindash photo)

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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1997

chairs
AURORA, IND.
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books
FALMOUTH, KY.
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mailbox
BROMLEY, KY.
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FALMOUTH - BUTLER, KY.
Ruined books are piled up outside the Pendleton County Library - 28,000 books were reported destroyed. Assisting is Anne Strauss, right, a volunteer from Wyoming, Ohio. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Houses were pushed together by floodwaters that carried the force of a hurricane. (Michael E. Keating photo)

Volunteer Arnold Ross uses a front loader to clean up debris. Ross owns a farm supply business. (Patrick Reddy photo)

A house sits atop two cars on Taylor Street in Butler. (Michael E. Keating photo)


DOWNTOWN
The Ohio left a muddy mess after it slinked back across the riverbank (Tony Jones photo)


EAST END
Mark Clark rakes debris out of the still-flooded front yard of Ed Moore on Mead Street. (Tony Jones photo)


NEW RICHMOND, OHIO
Matt Abercrombie takes a break from dumping ruined furniture and debris from David and Sharon Elam's house on Center Street. (Glenn Hartong photo)

Johnny Shropshire uses a squeegee to wipe up mud along Front Street. (Glenn Hartong photo)


AURORA, IND.
Beverly Nusekabel almost falls asleep on her feet while cleaning the water and mud from her basement (Ernest Coleman photo)

Bonita Perdue wipes mud off chairs at the F.O.E. Club Local 2022. (Ernest Coleman photo)


BROMLEY, KY.
The receding waters left debris in strange places, such as this mailbox (Craig Ruttle photo)

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SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 1997

stunned
NEW RICHMOND, OHIO
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bench
COVINGTON, KY.
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basement
EAST END
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NEW RICHMOND, OHIO
A weary Rick Wolfer takes a break from squeegeeing mud from Joe's Place, a bar/restaurant in the middle of town. (Glenn Hartong photo)

Sharon Elam is stunned when she sees her flooded house on Center Street. (Glenn Hartong photo)


MOSCOW, OHIO
Six days later, a rabbit sits on the rooftop of a work shed in Neville, Ohio. Mayor Mike Christopher's family put it there Sunday when they fled their home. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

On Water Street, floodwaters from the Ohio remained high Saturday. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)


EAST END - CALIFORNIA
A canoe crosses paths with a National Guard Humvee on a flooded street in Califonia. (Dick Swaim photo)

George Lyons dumps garbage for pickup by frontloaders on Mead Avenue in the East End. (Steven M. Herppich photo)

Lawson Hale and Al Thomasson move water-logged items out of Hale's basement on Wool Street in the East End. (Steven M. Herppich photo)


NORTHERN KENTUCKY
Newport fireman Chuck Bixler cleans the riverfront with a fire hose as waters recede. (Glenn Hartong photo)

On Riverside Drive in Covington, waters still surrounds this statue of a man reading a book on a park bench (Patrick Reddy photo)

Alice Kenney of Bellevue tosses debris into a dumpster near a relative's house along the Ohio River (Patrick Reddy photo)


DOWNTOWN
Orville Lainhart shoves mud out of a refrigerator at Degaro Inc, a produce distributor on Pete Rose Way, which was dry land again by Saturday morning. (Tony Jones photo)


FALMOUTH, KY.
Mold has begun growing on mortgage books flooded inside the Pendleton County Court House. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Larry Waltemire of the Munters Corp., which specializes in drying books, looks at records with deputy clerks Diane Caldwell and Darlene Sorrell in the Pendleton County Clerk's office. (Patrick Reddy photo)

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1997

dishes
FALMOUTH, KY.
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house
EAST END
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nap
NEW RICHMOND
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FALMOUTH, KY.
Rocky and Juanita Hughes returned to their mud-filled home, where the water lines show on the walls (Michael E. Keating photo)

Dishes left in the sink when the Hugheses evacuted their home are covered with mud. (Michael E. Keating photo)

Ann Wood is overcome with emotion after witnessing the destruction in her hometown. (Michael E. Keating photo)


BUTLER, KY.
This house landed atop two cars on Mill Street after it was washed off its foundation. (Michael E. Keating photo)

Using a coal shovel, Roy Riegler clears mud and debris from Will Richmond's home (Michael E. Keating photo)

Except for some mud, this graduation picture found in Will Richmond's home was no worse for wear. (Michael E. Keating photo)

A figurine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus lies muddied but unbroken in Verna Payne's home. (Michael E. Keating photo)


EAST END - CALIFORNIA
Jack Bell and his dog Puppy, on the roof, have stayed on the second floor of his McCullough Street home and used the raft, at left, to get around. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

Several boats that broke away from a nearby marina sit in the front yard of a California home. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

A flag flies from a partially-submerged flagpole in a backyard in California. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

Aerial photo shows houses flooded near the junction of Eastern and Kellogg Avenues, left. (Craig Ruttle photo)


NEW RICHMOND
Pastor Kevin Murphy brushes water out of the Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church. (Tony Jones photo)

Gov. George Voinovich, visits with Crystal Jones, 13, and her nephew Cody, 2, at the New Richmond High School shelter. (Steven M. Herppich photo)

Daniel Minervine, 1 1/2, takes a nap at the high school shelter (Steven M. Herppich photo)


BELLEVUE, KY.
A canoe moves down Washington Street past Judy Noe, sitting on her porch (Ernest Coleman photo)

Paul Bundy helps himself to free cleaning solution to use at his daughter's home on Washington Street. (Ernest Coleman photo)


DOWNTOWN
Keith Baker of Mount Washington shows his support for Broadway Commons while canoeing between the stadium and Coliseum, where the "Wedge site" has been proposed. (Michael Snyder photo)

The swollen Ohio winds its way west past downtown (Craig Ruttle photo)

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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1997

barn
FALMOUTH, KY.
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sign
EAST END
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sawyer
SAWYER POINT
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FALMOUTH, KY.
A house pushed off its foundation sits in the middle of West Shelby Street. Carol Black, a Red Cross Disaster Services team leader, walks by while assessing the damage. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Outside of town, a truck rolls through a barn that washed onto Ky. 22 east of the Licking River. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Shonda Jenkins, 11, checks a list of missing people at the Red Cross shelter at Pendleton County High School (Patrick Reddy photo)

Joyce Campbell climbs out the window of her store, Fancy Floral Fashions and Gifts, after authorities allowed her to retrieve money and cash register. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Becky Butts wipes away tears while being comforted by neighbor Joe Hoff. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Holding her son Travis, 2, Tina Thomas sorts through donated clothing at the Red Cross shelter. (Patrick Reddy photo)


DAYTON - BELLEVUE, KY.
Tale of two cities: Dayton, Ky., (top) which paid off a floodwall last year, sits protected from the flooded Ohio River, while water flows into neighboring Bellevue (foreground). (Michael E. Keating photo)


EAST END
Paula Spaeth watches floodwater lap at her front door on Strader Avenue. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

At Kellogg Avenue, the Ohio River laps at the construction of a restaurant while engulfing houses around it. (Michael E. Keating photo)

With homes flooded in the background, a sign on Eastern Avenue offers encouragement. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)


NEW RICHMOND
Clermont County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Sellars patrols flooded streets in a boat (Michael Snyder photo)

Evacuated from their home, Jennifer Christopher, 17, and her 4-month-old son Anthony are being sheltered in the gymnasium of New Richmond High School. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)


DOWNTOWN - WEST END
An aerial view of downtown west of Cinergy Field (Michael E. Keating photo)

Gary Osterfeld and Neil Vanuum navigate Pete Rose Way in a skiff. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

Andrew Lonneman maneuvers a boat up Plum Street past Caddy's night club. He was ferrying a fellow worker to the Old Spaghetti Factory on Pete Rose Way, where they were cleaning up. (Ernest Coleman photo)

Brewster Rhoads paddles his kayak around the statue of Cincinnatus at Sawyer Point. (Michael Snyder photo)

The Ohio floods Hatfield Coal and other West End industry outside the floodwall. (Michael E. Keating photo)


SILVER GROVE, KY.
Mary Kroger climbs a tree to retrieve a cat trapped by floodwater. (Glenn Hartong photo)

An aerial view of flooded streets and houses (Michael E. Keating photo)

Chris Gindale, 29, paddles down First Street as he surveys the damage to his hometown. (Glenn Hartong photo)


ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO
Roger Bowling and Virgil Smith walk along the remains of Churn Creek Road, ravaged when the creek overflowed. (Steven M. Herppich photo)

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1997

cars
FALMOUTH, KY.
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jet
NEWTOWN
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Rabbit
RABBIT HASH, KY.
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FALMOUTH, KY.
Separated for three days, Lisa Lonaker hugs her daughter, Brittany, 8, after they were reunited Wednesday at the Pendleton County High School shelter. (Michael E. Keating photo)

As the Licking River waters receded, the devastation was revealed. Authorities found cars sprawled atop cars and building sitting in streets. (Michael E. Keating photo)

Firefighters on a rooftop search for victims. (Michael E. Keating photo)

A search team member and his dog go house to house looking for victims. (Michael E. Keating photo)

National Guardsmen joined firefighters in the house-to-house search. (Michael E. Keating photo)

A firefighter looks at a Falmouth police car that had been covered by flood waters (Michael E. Keating photo)

A child's toy cars resist the drain of water atop a street grate. (Michael E. Keating photo)


DOWNTOWN
Vice President Gore steps into the Ohio River near Race Street and Pete Rose Way on his Wednesday trip to survey the damage. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

Hundreds of Tristaters, including Bill and Marty Charles of Fairfield, have been going to the parking deck of Cinergy Field to view the flooding (Steven M. Herppich photo)


EAST END - NEWTOWN
Riding a jetski, a Newtown firefighter tows a family down Center Street after they were rescued from their home Wednesday morning. (Glenn Hartong photo)

A hand-painted gauge on the wall of St. Rose Church on Eastern Avenue shows Wednesday's Ohio River level compared with other floods in Tristate history. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

A street sign on the East End is nearly submerged. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)


NORTHERN KENTUCKY
In Silver Grove, firemen Mark Iles, left, and Chief Ron Burchfield Sr. exacuate Irene Wilson, 62, from her home. (Craig Ruttle photo)

John Sparks walks through water in the bedroom of his trailer in Silver Grove. (Craig Ruttle photo)

In Bromley, Thomas Moore, 69, looks over the water flooding Short Street. (Patrick Reddy photo)

The Rabbit Hash General Store is flooded by the Ohio. (Patrick Reddy photo)


NEW RICHMOND
Erin Riebel, 18, sorts piles of donated clothing in the gym at New Richmond Elementary School. (Glenn Hartong photo)

Circus clowns cheer up children at the shelter at New Richmond High School. The flood has forced cancellation of performances by Ringling Brothers and Barum & Bailey Circus at the Coliseum. (Glenn Hartong photo)

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1997

Downtown
DOWNTOWN
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NEW RICHMOND
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aurora
AURORA, IND.
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DOWNTOWN
As water rises over Pete Rose Way, no one lines up at the crosswalk. (Michael E. Keating photo)

Cinergy Field juts out like a peninsula into the flooded Ohio. (Ernest Coleman photo)

The Ohio spills past the produce warehouses of Riverfront West and across Pete Rose Way. (Ernest Coleman photo)

Burke Couch gets around on a frontloader at River Transportation Company's Sawyer Park facility. (Michael E. Keating photo)

City workers install the floodgate on Stadium Drive leading to Pete Rose Way. (Doug Cochran photo)

The intersection of Pete Rose Way and Stadium Drive (Michael E. Keating photo)

Drivers gawking at the flood waters were partly blamed for traffic jams on Fort Washington Way and the Brent Spence Bridge. (Michael E. Keating photo)


NORTHERN KENTUCKY
Bellevue resident Dave Boguszewski, 15, carries clothing from his home on Washington Street as the Ohio rises around it. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Members of the Southern Campbell County Fire Department ferry Cathy Mitchell and Russ Class from their homes surrounded by Licking River floodwaters. Mrs. Mitchell holds her 6-month-old daughter Alexandra. (Patrick Reddy photo)

Gumbo Charlie's and other riverfront restaurants were shut down. (Yoni Pozner photo)


AURORA, IND.
On Main Street, residents use a rowboat to move items from a business. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)

Water swirls below a mural of a riverboat on a downtown building. (Kevin J. Miyazaki photo)


NEW RICHMOND, OHIO
John Shropshire, 49, steers a skiff through his hometown. (Glenn Hartong photo)

Firefighter Stan Kinnard rescued these Chihuahua/dachshunds belonging to Jean Murphy of Walnut Street. (Glenn Hartong photo)

A lone boat makes its way around flooded New Richmond (Ernest Coleman photo)


FALMOUTH, KY.
Virgil Rarrieck Sr., 61, surveys damage to the kitchen of his East Shelby Street home. The Licking River fell 5 feet, enabling some residents to return to their homes. (Patrick Reddy photo)

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1997

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DOWNTOWN
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NEW RICHMOND
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falmouth
FALMOUTH, KY.
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DOWNTOWN - EAST END
Rising waters pour into downtown Monday afternoon. By night, water had covered Pete Rose Way, at left. (Michael E. Keating photo)

Water surrounds Riverfront Stadium Monday afternoon and covers the first floor of the parking garage. (Michael E. Keating photo)

The statue of Cincinnatus at Bicentennial Commons is surrounded by water. (Michael E. Keating photo).

Workmen at Cincinnati Commercial Warehouse on Pete Rose Way stretch to pass a pallet being used a foot bridge (Michael E. Keating photo).

A driver walksfrom his pickup truck after he underestimated the depth of water along Mehring Way Monday afternoon. He later pushed the truck to higher ground. (Michael E. Keating photo).

Water nearly covers cars off Eastern Avenue in the East End. (Craig Ruttle photo).


NEW RICHMOND, OHIO
Firefighters Larry Campbell and Chuck Vogel evacuate Daniel Minervini, 1, and Keith Minervini, 3, in New Richmond (Glenn Hartong photo)

Paul Marck Jr. paddles a boat down Center Street in New Richmond as his sons Todd Marck, 17, and Paul Marck III, 18, hang onto some household possessions. (Glenn Hartong photo)

New Richmond firefighters work from a boat to try to douse a mobile home fire (Glenn Hartong photo)

A pleasure craft is moored near a New Richmond street as the rising Ohio floods a home in the background. (Michael E. Keating photo)


RIPLEY, OHIO
Jeff Fussnecker, 19, of Ripley stands atop a car while waiting for a tow truck. (Michael Snyder photo)

Ohio National Guardsmen load residents' belongings as people evacuated Monday. (Michael Snyder photo)


NORTHERN KENTUCKY
The sign of Mike Fink's Restaurant in Covington is nearly submerged Monday afternoon. (Ernest Coleman photo)

Friends help Herb Adams move from his Bromley home as flood water approaches (Ernest Coleman photo).

In Maysville, Ky., city workers filled bags with sand Monday to reinforce the floodwall around the business district. (Michael Snyder photo).


FALMOUTH, KY.
Flood victims rest in the sanctuary of Southside Church of Christ in Falmouth, Ky. (Patrick Reddy photo).

Houses underwater along the railroad tracks at Woodson Street in Falmouth, Ky. (Patrick Reddy photo).

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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 1997

Falmouth, Ky., was flooded Sunday afternoon after the Licking River overflowed its banks. (Michael E. Keating photo)

Houses in downtown Falmouth are submerged. (Michael E. Keating photo)

The Blue Creek in Adams County, Ohio, overflows near West Union Sunday and floods a road. (Michael E. Keating photo)

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SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 1997

Kevin Tackett looks out of father's house in Adams County, Ohio, Saturday after flood waters raced through it. (Craig Ruttle photo)

Red Oak Creek in Brown County overflows Saturday. (Craig Ruttle photo)

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