Flood of 1927

Levee breach at Mounds Landing, Mississippi

Considered one of the most powerful disaster of the 1900’s, the flood of 1927 resulted in a vast amount of damage, costing about 5 billion dollars today.  The flooding Mississippi River covered approximately 27,000 squares miles, or the size of the New England states, when on April 21 the levee at Mounds Landing, Mississippi failed.  The flood displaced about 700,000 people and killed 246 people.

Read more about the flood at: http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es1308/es1308page05.cfm or

http://mshistory.k12.ms.us/articles/230/the-flood-of-1927-and-its-impact-in-greenville-mississippi

 

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