Great Flood of 1993

Lianna Morales & Callista Andres

Date of Flood

April- October 1993

Location

Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota. Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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Rivers Involved

Missouri River & Mississippi River
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Flood Control Measures

  • St. Louis Floodwall
  • Levees

Recovery

American Red Cross set up water stations for people who lost running water.

Additional Facts

  • 32 deaths and approximately 100,000 homes were destroyed
  • Civil air patrol crews from 21 states served more than 5,000 meals to flood victims
  • James Scott got sentenced to life imprisonment for causing some of the flooding
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