Midwest Flooding Categories: 06-June Timelines: Natural Disasters

Flooded post office building in Missouri. Photo taken July 8, 1993. (Credit: Andrea Booher/FEMA)


July 2, 1993:

“Severe, widespread flooding in central U.S. due to persistent heavy rains and thunderstorms. There was extensive damage to agriculture, infrastructure, homes and businesses in many areas across several states. […] This is the most costly non-tropical, inland flood event to affect the United States on record.”t — NOAA: Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

Impact:

  • CPI-Adjusted Estimated Cost: $36.1 billion
  • Deaths: 48

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