In Indiana, 1,400 homes were damaged, said Alden Taylor, public information officer for the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency.
In Dearborn County, 85 mobile homes, apartments and homes were flooded, along with 70 businesses. In Switzerland County, 50 percent of the homes in Florence were flooded, 70 percent in Patriot. In Ohio County, 100 people were forced from their homes.
In Falmouth, there was talk of building a new town on higher ground.
At the Fancy Floral Fashions and Gifts shop there, owners Joyce and George Campbell were at their store clearing out dead plants and saving what wicker baskets they could.
''We're trying to salvage what we can, but we won't be back,'' Mrs. Campbell said. ''No. No way.''
In Cincinnati, city workers continued cleanup in riverfront neighborhoods early Sunday and worked until sundown, said Paul Myers, assistant director of the buildings department.
City building inspectors worked through the rain to check about 1,400 buildings in the East End, Sayler Park, and California neighborhoods, as well as along Pete Rose Way downtown.
City and utility company crews joined business owners in scraping mud and hauling wet debris from businesses along Pete Rose Way.
In the East End, the hardest-hit of the Cincinnati neighborhoods, Ben Woodall of North Avenue said he doesn't remember the 1964 flood, when the river crested at 66 feet, as being as bad as this. He was 7 years old and living with his parents in the same house where he lives now.
''My dad told us we had to get out because the water was rising, but I don't remember losing all the things I have lost this time,'' he said.
In California, another Cincinnati riverfront neighborhood prone to spring flooding, many homes, particularly along Panama Avenue, were still under water Sunday afternoon.
Fifteen miles upriver from Cincinnati, the American Red Cross kept its shelter at New Richmond High School open, despite the fact that the waters had receded and most people had left the shelter.
Ninety-eight people slept at the high school Saturday night, down from more than 200 housed there since the flood.
''That number could go up or down,'' said Jeff Via, shelter manager.
People may need to return to the shelter because they can't use their damaged homes, he said.
Along the river in western Hamilton County, life in communities like Addyston was also showing signs of returning to normal. Meredith Hitchens Elementary in Addyston will be open today after volunteers and staff worked around the clock to move materials upstairs from basement classrooms.
The lower level will be off-limits to children and staff, said Principal Don Larrick.
Reporters Leah Beth Ward, Steve Kemme, Allen Howard, Jeff McKinney, John Eckberg, Lucy May, Andrea Tortora, Christine Wolff and Kathleen Hillenmeyer contributed to this report. B/b>