Economic Effects of the Mississippi Flood

Archive Report

Economic conditions in the area inundated by the 1927 Mississippi flood have not yet. been restored to normal, although the flood was practically over by the middle of last June and the great majority of the refugees were back in their homes a month later. Recent reports from the flood districts of the lower Mississippi Valley state that some 50,000 flood sufferers face destitution if the outside aid they are now receiving is withdrawn, that many thousands of others have been ruined and will have a difficult struggle to reestablish themselves at their former standards of living and that the economic life of the inundated area has been so thoroughly disrupted that a considerable period will elapse before it can be fully restored.

“While the ...

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