By the time you receive this magazine in your mailbox or off the newsstand or perhaps in a waiting room, the Ohio River slowly will be receding from a crest around 46 feet in Evansville. The National Weather Service considers that a “moderate flood stage.”
The problem with that description is that it overlooked Evansville’s other water issue. Pigeon, Bluegrass, and Licking creeks caused massive flooding, which prompted city officials to declare a state of emergency.
This isn’t the first time Evansville has experienced a flood (1937, anyone?). It won’t be the last time, but as this picture reminds us: The sun will come out again.
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