The Flood of 1927

The Flood of 1927 (HM27FI)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70118 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 55.165', W 90° 7.805'

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In the spring of 1927, relentless rains and northern melt caused the mighty Mississippi to overflow its banks. More than 27,000 square miles of land from Illinois to Louisiana were submerged and nearly one million people were left homeless. In 1928, the Federal Flood Control Act mandated permanent levees along the banks of the Atchafalaya Basin and both sides of the Mississippi River for more than 1,000 miles. Spillways were constructed upriver for New Orleans, where excess water could be dumped into Lake Ponchartrain. These safety measures continue to protect southern Louisiana from the yearly floods, and prevent a repeat of the catastrophe of 1927.The car in the exhibit is a 1917 Hapmobile that did not survive the flood of 1927.
HM NumberHM27FI
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Date Added Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 777078 N 3313319
Decimal Degrees29.91941667, -90.13008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.165', W 90° 7.805'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 9.8999999999999" N, 90° 7' 48.3" W
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Area Code(s)504, 985
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 241-269 East Dr, New Orleans LA 70118, US
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