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had been poa subject grain Senator, seller cents the hold duo, rapid of the to ot FLOOD DAMAGE Kentucky Floods Take Lives of 17; 14 Lives Other States T . i aged by W. .LOSt in Three I ] \ (By the Associated Press) Into the lap of old man river limselS the deep rollinsr, untract- able Mississippi, was poured to. U, A »5 *J. \t\J~ stor- | day the anger of the late autumn floods. Levees near Quincy, 111., had intention t a k e up the problem crumbled permitting the waters I of swollen tributaries to sweep I the his thp counties in state action. farming be plan as the authorized from convenient of for tho murder as tho loot, later. a the ground Tho over thousands of acres of corn, wheat and rice on both the Missouri Missouri and Illinois side of the Mississippi. Mississippi. With this ilood, and damage done by the Kentucky and Cumberland Cumberland rivers in Kentucky, the uncontrolled waters today had claimed 17 lives and inllicted i property loss roughly estimated at ten million dollars. In Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, Oklahoma, where 14 livos have been lost and where property damage has been heaviest, recession of the waters was making possible a smvey of the greatest November Elood damage these states have ever known. That was true, however, however, more particularly in Kansas Kansas and Oklahoma, for across Missouri Missouri the river that has the same name continued to be a raging menace. The Missouri was dangerously close to flood stage across the entire state, and the inundation of great areas of bottom lands near St. Louis was feared. Smaller Smaller streams in the St. Louis territory territory were choked with wateis, and maiiv lines and highways t h r u o u t the state were The n u m b e r of homeless high into the thousands. One t h o u s a n d werp driven Irom dwellings in tive Kentucky comm comm u n i t i e s alone, with the Kentucky and Cumberland rivers s t i rising at least reports trom the flooded areas early today. Pineville, Pineville, Georgetown. Sunshine, Barbourville Barbourville and Middlesboro weiv the K e n t u c k y communities hardest hit by the rising waters. Georgetown n n d Sunshine are suburbs of TTarlan. It was near Pinevillo t h a t three employes he Virginia-TTarlan Coal corpora- -iou were swept to death when a tree, borne on the flood's crosf, oro away a bridge on which they stood. There wa,s no loss of l i f e in the region surrounding Quinoy. "11. altho m a n y t h o u s a acres wore flooded. The burst- 'ng of the Mark lovoo. which pro- ected the South Fabius drainage Hstrict on tho Missouri side of no Mississippi, p e r m i t t e d ers to run over 7,000 acres of rich bottom lands and its grow- ng crops. of to perished to he t the On tho Illinois side the oastorn ' Th cvce which has served t o c o m ' - partridges wore scattered the creek since IS!)2 crumbled n four places, flooding 5,000 ores in tho Lima drainage dis- riot, 20 miles north of Quincy. Tho Mississippi river gauge at Quincy last night registered 17.5 cot, tho highest mark ever 10- orded in the halt century it has icon in use. by

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  1. The Havre Daily News,
  2. 20 Nov 1928, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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