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The Resource Washed away : how the Great Flood of 1913, America's most widespread natural disaster, terrorized a nation and changed it forever, Geoff Williams

Washed away : how the Great Flood of 1913, America's most widespread natural disaster, terrorized a nation and changed it forever, Geoff Williams

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Washed away : how the Great Flood of 1913, America's most widespread natural disaster, terrorized a nation and changed it forever
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Washed away
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how the Great Flood of 1913, America's most widespread natural disaster, terrorized a nation and changed it forever
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Geoff Williams
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eng
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The incredible story of a flood of near-biblical proportions-its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America's natural-disaster policies for the next century. Fourteen states in all, along with every major and minor river east of the Mississippi
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Washed away
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In this book the author tells the story of a flood of near biblical proportions; its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America's natural disaster policies for the next century. Fourteen states in all were hit, along with every major and minor river east of the Mississippi. The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400. Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. It continued for days. Some people drowned in their attics, others on the roads when they tried to flee. It was the nation's most widespread flood ever, more than 700 people died, hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings were destroyed, and millions were left homeless. The destruction extended far beyond theOhio valley to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. In the aftermath, flaws in America's natural disaster response systems were exposed, echoing today's outrage over Hurricane Katrina. People demanded change. Laws were passed, and dams were built. Teams of experts vowed to develop flood control techniques for the region and stop flooding for good. So far those efforts have succeeded. It is estimated that in the Miami (Ohio) Valley alone, nearly 2,000 floods have been prevented, and the same methods have been used as a model for flood control nationwide and around the world
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BTCTA
Dewey number
363.34/930973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
GB1399.3
LC item number
.W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-348) and index
Contents
Sunday, March 23, 1913. Heading for the cellar -- Monday, March 24, 1913. The first flood deaths -- Tuesday, March 25, 1913. Some of the people in the way ; A time to run ; Everyone on their own ; That old college try ; From bad to worse ; Desperation ; Heartbreak -- Wednesday, March 26, 1913. Fighting back ; Waterworld ; Greed ; Children in harm's way ; Jittery nerves -- Thursday, March 27, 1913. Another long night ; Light at the end -- Friday, March 28, 1913. Water retreating -- Saturday, March 29, 1913. Cleaning up -- The days after the flood. Remember the promises in the attic
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Extent
xi, 356 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605984049
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