Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993

Five hundred counties were affected and nine Midwestern states were declared disaster areas.

 

Hundreds of secondary roads and a few major highways and airports were closed, 17,000 square miles were flooded and over 30,000 jobs were lost. The flood damaged croplands and drove up world food prices.

 

The total damage caused by the Great Flood of 1993 totaled over 20 billion dollars with at least 10,000 homes destroyed and 50 lives lost.

 

Missouri’s Great Flood of ’93

Kenneth Kieser

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