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Great Flood of 1951

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DATE: July 1951

LOCATION: Kansas and Missouri

DEATHS: 28

ESTIMATED COST: $21 billion*

WHAT HAPPENED: Intense rainfall from the Great Plains caused Kansas River flooding that overtopped levees in two states, inundating both state capitals and Kansas City.  About 2 million acres were flooded, 45,000 homes damaged or destroyed, and  bridges and locomotives washed away.

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*All costs estimated in 2009 dollars.

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