13 Staggering Photos Of The Devastating Flood Missourians Will Never Forget
Across the state of Missouri, residents are preparing for another record breaking flooding event. Rivers and creeks are well above their banks with crest levels still rising. The rising water levels are nothing new for Missourians, but certainly all this water brings back memories of the worst flood in recent history. The Great Flood of 1993 lasted, in some places, over 100 days and was one of the most devastating natural disasters to occur in the state. No Missourian alive during the 1993 flood will ever forget the rising waters and costly aftermath.
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Another State of Emergency was declared for the current flooding in Missouri but it seems tame compared to the disaster in 1993. Were you affected by the Great Flood of 1993? Share your memories of the rising water and its aftermath in the comments.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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