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    River Flood -
    Great Miami River at Miamitown, Ohio


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    Photographer Jay Thacker
    Date taken January 5, 2004
    Location Miamitown, Ohio (Hamilton County)     map
    Event River flood - Great Miami River

    Additional notes
    The Great Miami River at Miamitown crested at 26.7 feet on January 5, 2004, which was categorized as moderate flooding.  As seen here, moderate flooding of a river results in some inundation of structures and roads near streams, and may require some evacuations of people and transfer of property to higher ground.

    This was the second-highest crest on record at Miamitown (the highest was 33.4 feet on January 29, 1959).

    Related NWS Product:  River Flood Warning

    Safety Note: Road closure signs and barricades are put up for your protection.  Never drive around a road closed sign - turn around and go another way!  Half of all flood-related deaths occur in vehicles.  It only takes 2 feet of water to cause a vehicle to float, which puts you in significant risk of being taken off the road and flipping or sinking.  Do not try to judge the depth of the water.  Even if you are familiar with the flooded road, water may have caused the road bed to erode, and the depth may be greater than you think it is.  Flood waters may also leave dangerous debris in the roadway.

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