On this date in History ... July 13, 1951:
Record floods hit
Kansas, leaving 500,000 people homeless, 24 dead, and 2 million acres of
The water level crest was higher than any previous crests in
history from four to nine feet. Rain
began falling in June and continued through July 13, dropping over 25 inches of
water. Some train passengers traveling thru the area were stuck on the train
for four days.
As a result, levees and reservoirs were constructed to avoid such
loss in the future.