Natural disasters--Social aspects

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Discusses work and management of the Piggly Wiggly Store and 1937 flood. Also trying to get home to St. Matthews and terrible traffic, blocked streets and high water. Radio stations relayed help messages through Nashville, Tennessee.
Frank Bauer, a retired Jefferson County police officer, discusses food distribution from Eline's Garage in St. Matthews, the Black people in the Harrod's Creek area, and other ways that food was obtained for the flood victims, as well as his work with the Pennsylvania State Troopers.
Ms. Crutcher recalls her home flooding and being evacuated to St. James Court. She also tried to get her money out of the bank but it didn't do any good because the city confiscated all of the groceries. She remembers the cold, the books in the library.
Martha Freeman says that she and her husband lived on South First Street at the time of the flood. Her husband was on of the first to build a boat for rescue operations but in his diary he expresses his feelings of prejudice.
Martin Moore worked for the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. During the flood he lived in Crescent Hill and he relates the conditions in his area. He tells about going to Lexington and staying for a period of time to print the newspaper there.
Clinton Smoot lived in Anchorage, Kentucky at the time of the flood and his family owned a drug store at 22nd and Broadway. A picture of the articles that were stolen from the drug store is included in the summary. He vividly describes the water and mud.