• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Worst Flooding in 157 Years Along Mississippi River

Soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard sandbag the River in Clarksville, Missouri, June 2008, following flooding.

So far seven people have died since catastrophic flooding and severe storms along the Mississippi River.

The Mississippi River hasn't been this high in 157 years, the last record was set in 1993 in Davenport, Iowa.

As of Friday downtown Davenport, Iowa remained underwater. This happened when a levee gave way.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Thursday for Wayne County

At least 3,000 homes have been damaged in Wayne County from flooding.

Two Mississippi River bridges in Quincy, Illinois, and Louisiana, Missouri had to be closed.


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