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FLOOD DOING GREAT DAMAGE IN OHIO AND INDIANA LIFE 'LOSS?
, -REPORTS NOT CONFIRMED L
At 2:30 p. m. the Chicago office of
the A. T. &y. got a direct wire to
Dayton., The'city is under water,' but
there is no authentic report, of the
loss of life, which1 in an earlier re
port has been estimated at over a
Trains have been unable to .get
within ten'miles of the city since 4
. o'clock this morning.
' Indianapolis, Ind. The water and
gas supply were turned off this after
noon when floods put the plants out
of'commission. Indianapolis is cut
off from the outside world by railroad
and electric transportation.
Phoneton, Ohio, March 25. Al
most the entire city of Dayton is un
der from two to seven feet ofi water,
as a result of three breaks; in, the
levee of the Miami river. Thousands,
of -people have fled from their homes.
There are wild rumors of heavy
losses of life.
Business is paralyzed, and the re
tail section has been abandoned.
The main bridge across the river has
been dynamited, as- debris, floating
down the river, formed a dam. Aid
is. being rushed to the city. Com
munication is unreliable.
Cincihnati-Dayton, a city of 116,
000 people, is isolaed by flood. Rail
roads' are washed out, and not a track
in or out of the city can be used.
. Columbus, O. Mabel T. Board
man, chairman of the relief board of
the National Red Cross, wired Gov,
Cox she is prepared to send trained
nurses and relief trains to Dayton.
lndianapolis.v-Tens of thousands
of families have been driven from
their' homes and millions of dollars
property loss is reported from "every
section of Indiana, in the worst flood
of the state's history. Industries are
paralyzed. " . ,
Pour drownings are known to have
taken place., Tonight, some ,ef the
largest cities fh the state will be'in
darkness and unprotected from fire,
lighting and water works having been,
put out of commission. Five hun
dred people are homeless at "Marion.
Three hundred have been driven
from their homes in Elwodd.
Kokomo, nd. Eight feet of water
Is running through the streets of this
city in the river .district. A thousand
homes are submerged. Inhabitants'
have' fled to high ground. All boats
were swept away, and the marooned
people, are without food. , No lives,
have been reported lost. Thesproper
ty damage is over a million dollars.
Terre Haute, Ind. Floods haye
added to the horror of Easter's tor
nado. The Wabash River is three feet
over the danger mark and rising six
inches an hour. Two thousand, peo
ple were driven from their homes in
Taylorsville, a suburb. The flood res
cue work, with, the. problem of caring
for the tornado's homeless, has
swamped tile authorities.
Families which were housed in
schoolhouses after the tornado may
be driven out by the rushing, waters.
The.situation.has gotten beyong conr
trol of the officials and terrible suffer
ing is reported.
Akron, O. The state " resorvoir
south of Akron has broken and the
water is pouring Into Long Lake. If.
its banks burst Akron will be flooded.
Residents of nearby sections are flee
ing for their lives.
Columbus, O. The levee, of the
Scioto River at the foot of Broad,
street gave1 way shortly beforecnooh
and water flooded the lowlands. Resi
dents were ordered to high ground by
the police. yThey were not allowed to
stop for, "clothes, or valuableSj "