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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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Washed away
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how the Great Flood of 1913, Americas most widespread natural disaster, terrorized a nation and changed it forever
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eng
Summary
Examines 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
Summary
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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10169586
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1970-
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Williams, Geoffrey
Dewey number
363.34/930973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB1399.3
LC item number
.W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Floods
Target audience
adult
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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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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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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn785079140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegagus Books cloth ed.
Extent
xi, 356 p.
Isbn
9781605984049
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ill.
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(OCoLC)785079140
Label
Washed away : how the Great Flood of 1913, America's most widespread natural disaster, terrorized a nation and changed it forever, Geoff Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn785079140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegagus Books cloth ed.
Extent
xi, 356 p.
Isbn
9781605984049
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)785079140

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