DISCUSSION: As we look back to the latter part of April 1927, we arrive at a very historic and destructive weather event in U.S. history. Back in April 1927, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 unfolded and was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States with 27,000 square miles inundated up to a depth of 30 feet. Nearly 700,000 people were evacuated or left homeless by floodwaters. Although 247 people were confirmed dead, the actual total of individuals who lost their lives in the flooding was over 1,000. To learn more about this historic flooding event(courtesy of the Universities Space Research Association), feel free to click the following link.
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