The Great Mississippi Flood Of 1927 | Talking Points Memo

1||The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 caused more than $400 million in damage and killed almost 250 people. Floodwaters spilled over an estimated 27,000 square miles over seven states. More than 700,000 people lost their homes, and nearly half those people were forced to live in displacement camps. Herbert Hoover called it “the greatest peace-time calamity in the history of the country.”


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