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50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 #26434 03/24/15 01:28 PM
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The next few weeks will mark the 50th Anniversary of the flood of '65.

We would love to fill this thread with stories and memories from those that witnessed the events surrounding that epic flood.

I'll add videos and photos every so often to share.

Thanks.


Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26435 03/24/15 01:48 PM
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Let's start with this shot of south 5th St.



Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26436 03/24/15 02:22 PM
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Tune into Tom's Tidbits on Thursday, the topic is the Flood of '65

Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26438 03/25/15 05:06 AM
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I remember everyone at school getting called into the auditorium and we were told school would be cancelled until further notice. We weren't home two hours and our driveway was covered with water. I don't think I left home for almost two weeks.

Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26441 03/25/15 08:40 AM
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Footage of the '65 Flood in Henderson.



Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26442 03/25/15 08:43 AM
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Around the 7:12 mark - great view of Main St. looking east toward the river and a boat that makes a left turn from 3rd St.

Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26445 03/25/15 10:26 AM
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Who are the boys at the end of this video?

Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26446 03/25/15 10:31 AM
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Local Hendersonsite Tom Graham talks about the factors that led to the '65 flood.
Courtesy of KCHK Radio.



Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26447 03/25/15 10:33 AM
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Remember there was no dike so you could see the water rising towards town with nothing to stop it. Jerry Hendrickson And I canoed around town. We had to go to Hendricksons house and secure the piano which was just floating around the first floor. At one point ice floes were floating down highway 93 and some of us had to don floatation suits and direct the ice bergs from smashing in to houses. As the water approached the houses the fire department would pump water into the basements to keep them from collapsing. I feel guilty about it but it felt like a big adventure...Ich bin ein River Rat

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Re: 50 Years Ago - Flood of '65 [Re: Jeff Steinborn] #26448 03/25/15 10:34 AM
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That footage is so cool! Thanks for sharing, Steiny!

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