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New Cumberland, West Virginia -- Flood of 1959
The following comes from a January 23, 1959 edition of the East Liverpool Review. It shows New Cumberland, West Virginia during the flood of 1959. One hundred and thirty families including those living on River Ave, Chester and Chestnut Streets had to be evacuated. There were also approximately 60 families evacuated in Stratton and Empire. Smith's Ferry and East Liverpool were also hit, though New Cumberland got the worst of it. The Ohio River crested at 40.6 feet falling short of beating the previous record of 42.5 feet from 1954.


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