what is the worst flood in American history?



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    The top five worst floods not caused by hurricanes:

    5. Rapid City, South Dakota (1972) – flash flood

    4. Santa Paula, California (1928) – dam collapsed

    3. Ohio River (1913) – rain over months, river flooded

    2. Mississippi Valley (1937) – heavy rains

    1. Johnstown, Pennsylvania (1889) – dam collapsed (first major disaster to be helped by the Red Cross)

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    As laram posted, the worst flood in the United States is easily the Johnstown, Pennsyvania flood that occurred in 1889.  I wanted to share this website with you that is dedicated to the flood and its history: http://www.jaha.org/FloodMuseum/history.html

    It’s a comperehensive website that should tell you anything you want to know.

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