As you probably already know, many Midwestern rivers have overflowed their banks and broken through protective levees after months of heavier than normal precipitation. The massive havoc wreaked by these disastrous floods continues to plague Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Entire towns have been flooded, thousands of homes, businesses and vehicles have been ruined, crops have been devastated and fertile top soil has been washed away. This post is dedicated to all those whose lives have been made more difficult by the floods.
Below are three songs describing the disastrous results of earlier floods. The remote Tug Valley is in Kentucky and West Virginia and is where the feuding Hatfield and McCoy families lived. The flood Jimmy Wolford sings about took place in 1977. Following both sides of Wolford's 45 is a tune about the powerful floods that soaked central Virginia in the aftermath of Hurricane Camille. As this historical marker attests, over 25 inches of rain hammered the area on August 20, 1969.