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OHIO RIVER FLOOD LEAVES THOUSANDS HOMELESS
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At top, submerged Covington, Ky., where many families were
driven from their homes. In center, homeless Newport, Ky.,
refugees housed in city hall. At bottom, Holbrook avenue, Cincin
nati, under six feet of water.
The abnormal and unseason
able rising of the Ohio river from
Pittsburg all the way down past
Evansville, Ind., has hit poor
people who live near the river
harder than any of the annual
spring overflows ever did. It is
estimated that the loss of prop
erty will go beyond $2,000,000.
At Evansville the river rose
higher than it has done for sev
eral years and higher than ever
before during the winter.
In all towns and cities along
the river thousands of people are
homeless and in absolute want
for food. In many instances all
their clothing was washed away.
Kankakee, 111. Thos. P. Bon
field, president K. & S. Ry., dead.