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2008 Mississippi River Flood

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BC: The American Red Cross assisted the victims of flooding and tornadoes across seven states and the National Guard was mobilized to assist in disaster relief and evacuation.

FC: Mississippi Flood of 2008 .Made by Kelly Wolkenhauer.

2: In Burlington, IA, the Mississippi River reached 25.8 feet making it the second worst flood in Burlington's history

4: The 2008 flood surpassed the 1993 flood by 0.7 feet. Insert text here | Main Street

7: Memorial Auditorium and the Port of Burlington

8: Flood damage region- wide was estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars.

10: The flood caused the Burlington Steamboat Days to cancel and close up three days early, the first such occurrence since it's inception in 1962.

14: Severe flooding caused the city to close off an entire section of the riverfront

16: By the morning of June 15th, several streets within the city had been closed off.

17: That morning, a levee in the town of Gulfport, IL had failed, flooding most of the town.

19: Great River Bridge between Gulfport, IL and Burlington, IA

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  • Title: 2008 Mississippi River Flood
  • Along the Mississippi River, flood waters were reaching near record levels. In Burlington IA, the Mississippi reached three different crests, before hitting 22.3 feet (6.8 m) on June 10, the fourth highest stage in the city's history; as of June 15, the expected crest was supposed to be around the 25.8-foot (7.9 m) mark, which would make it the second worst flood in the city's history, surpassing 1993 by 0.7 feet (0.21 m). This caused the Burlington Steamboat Days to cancel and close up three days early, the first such occurrence that the festival has closed more than one day early since its inception in 1962. Severe flooding caused the city to close off an entire section of the riverfron...moreAlong the Mississippi River, flood waters were reaching near record levels. In Burlington IA, the Mississippi reached three different crests, before hitting 22.3 feet (6.8 m) on June 10, the fourth highest stage in the city's history; as of June 15, the expected crest was supposed to be around the 25.8-foot (7.9 m) mark, which would make it the second worst flood in the city's history, surpassing 1993 by 0.7 feet (0.21 m). This caused the Burlington Steamboat Days to cancel and close up three days early, the first such occurrence that the festival has closed more than one day early since its inception in 1962. Severe flooding caused the city to close off an entire section of the riverfront, from Main Street to the riverfront. By the morning of June 15, several streets within the city had been closed off.less
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