Ninety-one years ago brought the worst floods in US history. The Mississippi River was flooded for more than six months, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to abandon their homes permanently. Vermont’s worst flood on record occurred in November, 1927. The Red Cross described 1927 as the worst year in history, with 111 disasters – including 29 tornadoes, 24 floods, 9 hurricanes and 23 fires.
St. Louis was destroyed by a tornado.
November flooding wiped out more than 1,000 bridges in Vermont, and drowned the Lieutenant Governor.
A number of record heatwaves occurred in 1927, including a protracted one in September and October, which killed scores of people.
On October 2, 1927, temperatures in upstate New York reached 99 degrees.
And if all that wasn’t bad enough, children were happily sunbathing near the North Pole.