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Amphibians. Stopping the mails -- interrupting commerce. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
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Weaving the mat. Bank protection is imperative. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
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Sinking the mat. Revetment work is essential. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
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A plaque in the steps leading down to the Mississippi River commemorates the highest flood ever recorded at St. Louis, the flood of 1993. On August 1, 1993, the Mississippi River reached the level of the plaque. Note street and river in upper left corner of image. The river reached 49.58 feet above normal during this flood.
St. Louis, Missouri, Mississippi River 2003
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Potomac River at Great Falls during flood. This small boiling stream is just part of the overflow from the main river.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
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Potomac River at Great Falls during flood. This small boiling stream is just part of the overflow from the main river.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
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Raging waters flowing out to the main body of the Potomac River during flood.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
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Raging waters flowing out to the main body of the Potomac River during flood.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
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Potomac River flowing over dam structure just above Great Falls.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
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Normally gentle stream area flowing into Potomac below Great Falls.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
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Fire engine from Engine Company No. 10 caught in flood.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
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Broken levee at Sandusky Street
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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State Street Bridge just beginning to break apart.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Glenwood Avenue - a rowboat was the mode of transportation.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Row boat leading a horse to safety on West Town Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
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Cypress Avenue showing where 13 people were rescued from a tree.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 26
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A rescue boat rowing through Columbus.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
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Water rushing over bent and broken railroad tracks.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 26
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Town Street Bridge broken from flood waters.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
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Horse still in harness needing rescue near State and Mill Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Remains of Hill's Grocery near Sullivant and Cypress Avenues.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Damage near the corner of Rich and Dakota Avenues.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Broad Street near the B&O Railroad tracks showing box car on side with torn up track.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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The corner of Town Street and Rogers Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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The remains of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad bridge at Sullivant Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Industrial facilities near Broad Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Broken levee at Sandusky Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Flood damage.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Flood damage on Glenwood Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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A view of Rogers Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Police carrying a victim of the 1913 flooding.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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The remains of Doddington Lumber Yard.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Washed out railroad tracks on the west side of Columbus.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Damage at Broad Street and Rogers Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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All that is left of a home on Sandusky Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Chicago Avenue with automobiles.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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A rescue boat on Broad Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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T&OC&W. Yard (may not have read abbreviation correctly). Near Broad Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
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Sign states the obvious. Maybe the sign was put up on a more benign day.
1960 circa
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Rescue team in flooded neighborhood.
2010 circa
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Flood damage to a house in Maui.
Hawaii, Maui 2007 December
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NOAA IBM supercomputers used for climate and weather forecasts.
2009 September 8
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An early Signal Service weather map on record in NOAA Library - September 1, 1872 Careful compilation and study of these maps led to scientific forecasting. In: "Daily Bulletin of Weather-Reports ... for the Month of September, 1872
September 1, 1872
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United States weather map for the day
1900 circa
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Signal Tower for Storm Warning Flags used by day, lanterns by night. Used to warn mariners In: "The Boy and the U.S. Weather Men", 1917, p.236
1910 circa
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Coast Guard aircraft used to drop hurricane warnings to sponge fishermen
West coast of Florida 1938 circa
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National weather map outside of Department of Commerce Building
1940 circa
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Among earliest Signal Service Weather maps
August 26, 1871
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Signal Service Weather map showing huge storm system over Great Lakes region
December 29, 1889
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Weather Bureau weather map showing cold wave in center of country Northeaster attacking mid-Atlantic states
January 25, 1905

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