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Old 18-04-2015, 12:55 AM   #444
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The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with 27,000 square miles inundated up to a depth of 30 feet.. To prevent future floods, the government built the world's longest system of levees and floodways. Many African-Americans displaced from their homes along the Lower Mississippi River started a large migration North to the industrial cities..On Christmas Day of 1926, the Cumberland River at Nashville exceeded 56.2 feet (17 m), a level that remains a record to this day, higher than the devastating 2010 floods..

Flooding overtopped the levees, causing Mounds Landing to break with more than double the water volume of Niagara Falls.. The Mississippi River broke out of its levee system in 145 places and flooded 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2).. This water flooded an area 80 km (50 mi) wide and more than 160 km (99 mi) long. The area was inundated up to a depth of 30 feet (10 m). The flood caused over $400 million in damages and killed 246 people in se7en states..The flood affected Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Arkansas was hardest hit, with 14% of its territory covered by floodwaters..By August 1927, the flood subsided...

On the night of April 24, 1959, Mack Charles Parker, an African-American accused of rape, was abducted from the Pearl River County jail in Poplarville by a mob and shot to death. His body was found in the Pearl River 10 days later. The FBI investigated and even obtained confessions from some of the 8 suspects.. However, the county prosecutor refused to present evidence to a state grand jury and a federal grand jury refused to indict. The case focused national attention on the persistence of lynching in the South and helped accelerate the American Civil Rights Movement..

D Company 3-156TH Infantry Battalion resides in Opelousas, Louisiana.. This unit as part of 256TH IBCT deployed twice to Iraq, 2004-5 and 2010..Following the Great Flood of 1927, the Army Corps of Engineers was again charged with taming the Mississippi River. Under the Flood Control Act of 1928, the world's longest system of levees was built..Archival footage from the flood was used in 2014 to make a feature-length documentary, The Great Flood... he walked on, my father Enoch told me that one day, if man continued his ways..
The Creator would ann
ihilate this world..All life blotted out because what man has done?..

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