The Great Flood of 1993 occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, from April to October 1993. The flood was among the most-costly and devastating to ever occur in the United States, with $15 billion in damages. The levees protecting Valmeyer, Illinois and its environs were damaged by floodwater causing a large gap to form, flooding the town. The village was largely destroyed. After the Great flood of 1993 the residents of Valmeyer decided to relocate the town two miles to the east, on higher ground. The town was rebuilt with financial assistance from FEMA.
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Acquisition Note: Source: Kay Rippelmeyer Tippy.
Preferred Citation: [Item], Flood of 1993 newspaper collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Scope and Contents: This collection of records relate to the 1993 Flood of Valmeyer, Illinois and the subsequent moving of the town. It mainly consists of newspaper clippings from a variety of Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri newspapers.