When the historic flood of 2008 hit, Columbus and Bartholomew County residents had little warning of the damage that was headed our way. Bob Morrison, station manager for White River Broadcasting, had just finished working at a station event and was heading home about 1 p.m. when he saw a Columbus police cruiser come to a sliding stop at the intersection of U.S. 31 and 25th Street.
Morrison describes about the initial stage of the flooding…
Morrison says that once the gravity of the situation was apparent, it was “all hands on deck” for White River Broadcasting staff. Morrison noted that the company’s 25-year-plus relationship with Columbus Regional Health paid dividends over the following hours and days…
Morrison went on to say that the spirit of community was strong throughout the area, adding that same spirit carried over to everyone here at the radio station.
Morrison noted that it was a humbling experience as White River Broadcasting staff went out into the affected neighborhoods to offer whatever help we could.
Thursday marks the 10 year anniversary of that historic flood. There will be a ceremony held in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood, starting at 5:30 p.m. and you are invited.
Complete interview with White River Broadcasting Station Manager Bob Morrison: