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Inundations. For a long period of time the principal inundations in the United States were caused by the overflowing of the banks of the Mississippi River. The record of these disasters, al- Devastation caused by flood in Johnstown, Pa. though not containing many individual cases, is a distressing one because of the vast
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri, lasting several days, and causing the destruction of much property.
1882, Feb. 22.
The valleys of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers were flooded, and the loss of life and property was so great that the governor of Mississippi made a public appeal for help.
Portions ly till they should reach the age of sixteen was assigned to each of 965 children made orphans or halforphans.
1890, March and April.
The levees of the Mississippi River gave way in many places and the waters flooded large areas of land in Mississippi and Louisiana.
The worst crevasse was caused by the giving way of the Morg