Great Flood of 1993 facts for kids
|How long:||April – October 1993|
|Areas affected:||Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin|
Storms with heavy rain began hitting the same locations over and over again. This pattern began repeating in late April and early May. It lasted until September in some areas. Eastern Iowa, Missouri and Illinois were especially hard-hit.
The flood was the costliest in the history of the United States. Damage totaled $15 billion, although some estimates go as high as $20 billion.
There were thirty-two deaths because of the flood. Some estimates put the death toll at 50.
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Water encroaching on the city of Alton, Illinois
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