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In 1932 a storm system plowed through Richwood and the central Appalachians left dozens stranded and forced others to flee their homes.


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Richwood, West Virginia

1932 Flood
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Richwood West Virginia (Flood Photos 1 - 6 )

Photo 1Richwood 1932 flood Photo 1
Photo 2
Richwood 1932 flood Photo 2

Photo 3Richwood  Flooding Picture #3

Photo 4Richwood Flooding Picture #4

Photo 5Rchwood Flooding Picture #5

Photo 6Richwood Flooding Picture #6
Subject: Mountainers 1932 Flooding photos
Date: Dec 31, 2009 7:16 PM
32 Richwood West Virginia Flood large 007, 003, 008, 009, 012, 013, 010, 011, 014, 015, 017, 018.jpg
I'm guessing this is 1932, because there is no year listed. I found these at a flea market or sale and thought you might like seeing this one and 5 others I'm sending. I'm sending front and back large files.
#1 Photo,The back says "Oakford Avenue - from the bridge"
#2 Photo,The back says "Back off High School from bridge"
#3 Photo,The back says "Cherry River Dam - from Behind Paper Mill"
#4 Photo,The back says "R.R. bridge from tannery road"
#5 Photo,The back says "Cherry River Dam - from Highway"
#6 Photo, The back says "Cherry River Dam - from behind paper mill"
Rick Rann

All floods are not alike. Some floods develop slowly, sometimes over a period of days. But flash floods can develop quickly, sometimes in just a few minutes and without any visible signs of rain. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of roaring water that carries rocks, mud, and other debris and can sweep away most things in its path. Overland flooding occurs outside a defined river or stream, such as when a levee is breached, but still can be destructive. Flooding can also occur when a dam breaks, producing effects similar to flash floods.
Be aware of flood hazards especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.
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