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County Connections: 1997 catastrophic Licking River flood still remembered by Falmouth and Pendleton County residents

11/29/2017 08:33 PM

FALMOUTH – On March 1, 1997, one of the biggest natural disasters to ever strike Pendleton County happened as the forks of the Licking River gushed out of their banks covering 70 percent of the town of Falmouth, and 30 percent of the town of Butler in the northern end of the county. Approximately 110 housing units in were destroyed in the two towns. Falmouth had 105 businesses flooded and 37 of those did not reopen. All government buildings in... Read more 


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