(This is an excerpt from Farm and Dairy’s blog, The Social Silo)
By Jeff Statterly
This spring marks the 100 year anniversary of one of the greatest – and least talked about – natural disasters to ever hit the United States, and the worst in Ohio history.
A series of winter storms that hit the Ohio area the week of March 21, 1913, started a chain reaction that began with more than 10 inches of rain hitting the already over-saturated Great Miami watershed area.
The resulting runoff quickly swelled the Great Miami river and its tributaries to the breaking point, releasing a torrent of water. The flooding was ultimately responsible for hundreds dead, thousands homeless, and billions of dollars in damages upon much of the Midwest…