Today in history:
Great Midwest Flood, April–October, 1993
The Mississippi River engulfs Kaskaskia Island, Illinois, August 2, 1993
United States Department of Defense; photo SSgt Paul Griffin
More than a 1,000 levees failed in the worst flooding along the Mississippi River since 1927. In response, officials supported increasing the use of non-traditional mitigation strategies such as relocation, expanding managed flood corridors, and stricter land use regulations.
To learn more about disaster mitigation, visit Designing for Disaster at the National Building Museum, on view through August 2, 2015.
I need to go pick up the The Secret Avengers… Oh Clint, you and your protein bars.
- hallopino said: I was just thinking about it this morning.
- spoikespet said: I was too--so figured I'd pass along the link.