CATASTROPHE: Hell & High Water

Down, down, down all last fortnight rain poured on the U. S. from Arkansas to Pennsylvania. In Missouri and Illinois it fell two inches at a time. On southern Ohio half a foot was dumped in 48 hours. Up, up, up last week rose the long, wide rivers of the Ohio and central Mississippi systems, the brown, frothy water creeping up the banks, lipping up the sides of the levees, spilling over the top and then surging and thundering into the river towns, killing 58 people, routing 550,000...

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