LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- After several days of rain, the Ohio River is flowing over its banks.

The high water we are seeing today reminds us of two other times the river rose to record levels. In January 1937, the city of Louisville did not have any major flood walls, like today. This flooding event is now called the Great Flood. 60 percent of the city was covered in water after rain, freezing rain, and sleet.

VIDEO: 20th anniversary documentary of 1937 flood

Kentuckiana was hit with a deluge of rain in March 1997 that lead to flooding. Tens of thousands had to be evacuated, Interstates 64 and 65 were both shutdown.

The Vault: Remembering the 1997 flood

ARCHIVE: Remembering the 1997 Louisville flood