The floods of '93 were devastating to many Midwestern communities.
Both the Missippi and Missouri Rivers escaped their banks and covered large parts of land in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The water left behind around 15 billion dollars in damages. 50 lives were lost due to the flood.
The Great Flood of 1993 set the way for inprovement in flood protection, as many levees had failed during this natural disaster.