LOOK BACK 2018: Heavy rains causes flooding across Ohio Valley

Families stranded after flood washes out bridge

In 2018, the Ohio Valley saw a ton of rain — some of the most in recorded history — and when it rains around here, it floods.

Twice throughout the year did the valley endure flooding, but what may stick prominently in peoples’ minds is the flooding that occurred in the middle of February this past year. Heavy rains led to water levels in the Ohio River to rise, with parts of the river cresting well above the flood stage.

The high water not only flooded roads, but also strewed debris all over them, forcing officials to close several across the area

As water levels rose, so did the impact on the people across the Ohio Valley. Some people were caught off guard by the flooding, which trapped many in their homes and vehicles.

After a few days, water levels began to officially recede and residents began to pick up the pieces — that is, until September!

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