The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with 27,000 square miles (70,000 km 2) inundated up to a depth of 30 feet (9 m). To try to prevent future floods, the federal government built the world's longest system of levees and floodways.
The 1927 flood was the greatest flood in modern history on the lower Mississippi River. In the summer of 1926 until the spring of 1927, heavy rains fell in eastern Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Ohio Valley.The White and Little Red rivers broke through the levees in Arkansas in February, flooding over 400 km 2 (99,000 acres) with 3 to 5 m (9.8 to 16.4 ft) of water.
Storm surge flooding damaged the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast, pushing debris as far north as Interstate 10. Homes, buildings, and businesses that survived Hurricane Camille were lost in Hurricane Katrina, with damages extending from Mobile, AL, westward. As Hurricane Katrina moved inland, a swath of 5 to 8 inches of rain fell along its path.
Mississippi River flood of 1927, also called Great Flood of 1927, flooding of the lower Mississippi River valley in April 1927, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.More than 23,000 square miles (60,000 square km) of land was submerged, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced, and around 250 people died.
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Federal Flood Controls were erected as a Result of the Flood Control Act of 1928. Flood events prior to the Great 1927 Flood were much longer in duration, at times as long as 6 months. Baton Rouge has had flood events 30 days or longer 21 times in 91 years - a frequency of 23% or roughly once every 4 years.
The cost to repair flood damage can be devastating. To make matters worse, the federal flood insurance program is set to expire July 31. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has served as a safeguard for many homeowners in the past. That said, homeowners in Louisiana and Mississippi are paying flood insurance premiums that are disproportionate to the amount they receive in claim payouts.
Winds, possible twisters, flooding: Storm kills 1, causes damage in Mississippi, Louisiana. Louisiana woman died when tree fell through camper; nightfall brought calls in south Mississippi to flee ...
Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4175) Incident Period: April 28, 2014 - May 03, 2014 Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 30, 2014