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Big Sandy and Ohio Crest
New York Times May 10,1958
BIG SANDY AND OHIO CREST IN KENTUCKY
CATLETTSBURG, KY., May 9 1958- THE BIG SANDY and OHIO RIVERS crested here today and caused little damage.
The Big Sandy crested seven feet above flood stage and slowly began its fall. The Ohio crested about nine feet above flood stage. The Big Sandy overflowed it's banks Tuesday night.
Most merchants had ample warning and moved merchandise to higher ground. About 250 persons evacuated their homes yesterday when the Big Sandy and the Ohio, which join here, pushed over their banks.
Upstream at Pikeville, Paintsville and Prestonsburg, clean-up operations were pressed as the muddy waters retreated.
Meanwhile, points along the Ohio River prepared for flood crests. The Ohio is expected to crest Sunday at Cincinnati at fifty-eight feet, making it the highest mark for this late in year since records were kept. However, the river must go to sixty-five feet before much damage is done.
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