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'The 1913 flood was the U.S.'s most widespread natural disaster and transformed parts of society - yet how could something that big be so utterly forgotten?'
'The 1913 flood was the U.S.'s most widespread natural disaster and transformed parts of society - yet how could something that big be so utterly forgotten?'

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Paducah Postcards + Miamisburg Marker
One reader’s query leads to solving a
Kentucky mystery; another reader invites viewing of a new historical marker on the 1913 flood in Ohio  Out of the
blue the morning of June 2, 2018, this email message arrived: Ms. Bell. I stumbled upon your blog a
coupl...
Paducah Postcards + Miamisburg Marker
Paducah Postcards + Miamisburg Marker
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Sharing (and Faking!) Disaster
Postcards published and sold just days after
the 1913 flood sent actual photographs — and faked images!! — of Dayton’s destruction, and that in
other Ohio cities, to friends and family all around the nation. Out of the blue some weeks ago, on
March 21 (2018...
Sharing (and Faking!) Disaster
Sharing (and Faking!) Disaster
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'Christ and Calamity'
Why the deaths of 1,000+ people and
wholesale destruction of parts of 15 states—beginning Easter Sunday 1913?
Pastors grappled for meaning UPCOMING TALK : “‘Deity
and Disaster’: From the Great Easter 1913 Flood to Hurricanes Harvey,
Irma, and Maria,” to b...
'Christ and Calamity'
'Christ and Calamity'
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A Disastrous Year
2017 was a record year
for natural disasters. Many were floods. What now? This gif looks of approximately the right era for the 1913 flood, but the actual year or flood is not stated. Credit: GIPHY 2018 marks the 105th anniversary of
the Great Easter 1913 s...
A Disastrous Year
A Disastrous Year
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The last five years
In November 2012, this research blog was
launched for the 2013 centennial of the Great Easter 1913 flood, to feature
original findings and insights by meteorologists, historians, and other
experts about the nation’s most widespread natural disaster and cons...
The last five years
The last five years
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Texas Torrents—and Insurance’s Perfect Storm
Hurricane Harvey dropped nearly 52
inches of rain on southeastern Texas and beyond. Standard
home and business insurance policies exclude flood damage as a named peril. Few
people are covered by separate flood insurance policies. And key parts of the
Nation...
Texas Torrents—and Insurance’s Perfect Storm
Texas Torrents—and Insurance’s Perfect Storm
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The tornado and the eclipse(s!)
Three reasons for visiting Makanda,
Illinois: 1) retracing the path of the 1913 Easter Monday tornado, 2)
witnessing the upcoming total eclipse of the sun on August 21, and 3)
witnessing another total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. [Inspired by
this remark...
The tornado and the eclipse(s!)
The tornado and the eclipse(s!)
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Brink of Disaster?
At least one dam fatally
collapsed during the 1913 flood, and others threatened to. Today, the U.S. has 15,000+
“high hazard potential” dams whose failure would likely kill people. Most dams
are nearing the end of their design life and their condition is “d...
Brink of Disaster?
Brink of Disaster?
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Heroism of the 'Hello Girls'
Amidst broken glass and rising
floodwaters and despite risks to their own lives, telephone operators stuck to
their switchboards night and day, connecting victims with emergency aid and
informing the world. Their heroism in 1913 put telephone technology on ...
Heroism of the 'Hello Girls'
Heroism of the 'Hello Girls'
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Days of Warning
Why did Nebraska, Indiana, and Ohio suffer
so many fatalities that fateful Easter Sunday, 1913? The violent tornadoes and
flooding struck with no warning. Today many warning systems and weather safety awareness
days help the public prepare. Here are a few r...
Days of Warning
Days of Warning
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