MEDC Flood- Mississippi, 1973

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MEDC Flood- Mississippi, 1973

Effects

  • 43 people were killed
  • Area the size of Britain covered in water
  • 70,000 people evacuated
  • River was closed to traffic for 2 months

Primary Effects                                  Secondary Effects

  • loss of food                                           several months for water to drain off of the land
  • no trasport on the river                           new housing
  • destruction of homes                             food problems- no fertile land
  • loss of life                                             disease
  • loss of industry                                      economy- insurance claims
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