Floods of May and June 2004 in central and eastern Ohio: FEMA disaster declaration 1519

Open-File Report 2008-1290
Prepared in cooperation with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency
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Several severe thunderstorms that passed through Ohio between May 17 and June 17, 2004, produced large amounts of rain in an already wet central and eastern Ohio, resulting in flooding in this region from May 18 to June 21, 2004. Record peak streamflow occurred at three U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages. Damages caused by the flooding resulting from these storms were severe enough that 25 counties in central and eastern Ohio were declared Federal disaster areas. In all, there were two storm- or flood-related deaths, 3,529 private structures damaged or destroyed, and an estimated $43 million in damages. This report describes the meteorological factors that resulted in severe flooding in central and eastern Ohio between May 18 and June 21, 2004, and addresses the damages caused by the storms and flooding. Peak-stage, peak-streamflow, and recurrence-interval data are reported for selected USGS streamgages. Flood profiles determined by the USGS are presented for selected streams.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Floods of May and June 2004 in central and eastern Ohio: FEMA disaster declaration 1519
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2008-1290
DOI 10.3133/ofr20081290
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Ohio Water Science Center
Description vi, 85 p.
Time Range Start 2004-05-17
Time Range End 2004-06-21
Country United States
State Ohio
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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