The location of these photos are accurate to street level. When overlaid with the topography image, it becomes evident that the most severe and damaging flooding occurred over the southeast part of Lewis County, where the heaviest rain fell, the valleys are narrow and streams have fewer curves and meanders. Thisresulted in extremely swift-moving flood waters which caused severe damage to homes and businesses, several of which were swept off their foundations. The flood waters that caused extreme flooding across southern Lewis County converged into Kinniconick Creek, which significantly overflowed its banks all the way to the Ohio River and inundated several homes and businesses. Due to the wider river valley in this area and the meandering nature of Kinniconick Creek, water did not rush as fast as it did further south, and damage was not as extreme. However this also allowed flood waters to hang around much longer than in the southern part of the county.
Click the icons below to view flood damage in that area, or click a photo on the right to see where it occurred. Image may be zoomed in for greater detail.