Photos: A look back at the historic flood of 1993 Aug 31, 2018 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Flood of '93 Buy Now Volunteers stack sandbags to shore up a levee near Cora on Aug. 10, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Immaculate Conception Catholic Church stands in high floodwaters of the Mississippi River in Kaskaskia Island, Illinois on Monday, July 26, 1993. The Island was evacuated the previous week when a levee broke forcing all residents to evacuate. AP FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Residents try to save artifacts from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Kaskaskia Island as floodwaters threatened the island and forced evacuations during the Flood of 1993. AP FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Inmates from Dixon Springs minimum security work camp sandbag in Olive Branch on Tuesday, July 20, 1993. Many residents in Olive Branch and other flood-stricken areas called the inmates working to fill and stack sandbags to protect their homes and businesses "heroes." THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Rockwood residents gather food and supplies on July 31, 1993, that were donated by residents of Sherman and Springfield. The donation effort was organized by a 10-year-old Andrew resident who saw news coverage and asked a pastor to organize the drive. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Illinois 3 is closed at Nine Mile Creek in Randolph County, July 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now A flooded Menard Correctional Center is seen from the air during the Flood of 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Gov. Jim Edgar visits flooded Menard Correctional Center on Aug. 10, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now A flood-damaged house in Kaskaskia is pictured on Aug. 29, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Becky Kennedy stands in the kitchen of her rural home in Prairie du Rocher on Aug. 24, 1993. Flood waters rose to 5 feet inside the kitchen. The home would have to be demolished or gutted. "Mom says (seeing the farm now) is like watching a relative die," Kennedy said. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Flood damage on the inside of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Kaskaskia Island is seen in October 1993 after floodwater receded. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Flood damage is seen inside Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Kaskaskia Island in October 1993, after floodwaters receded. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Floodwaters surround train tracks near Chester during the Flood of '93 on July 15, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Two members of the National Guard Alpha Company out of Mattoon arrange a barricade on the Illinois side of the Chester bridge on July 18, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Water from the Mississippi River floods through a breach in the Fayville Levee in Alexander County on July 15, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Volunteers fill sandbags in Ware on July 23, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Men work to evacuate pigs from Kaskaskia Island on July 23, 1993. The pigs had climbed to the barn roof and onto nearby trees to escape the floodwater when the levee broke three days before. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now The view of flooding in Alexander County in July of 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Coast Guard member peruses floodwaters in the Olive Branch area on Aug. 4, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Menard Correctional Center is surrounded by floodwaters during the Flood of 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Residents evacuate Kaskaskia Island with their personal belongings on July 23, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Residents evacuate a home near Olive Branch on July 27, 1993. After a the Fayville levee was breached in Alexander County, Olive Branch suffered from severe flooding. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Ron Umbdenstock feeds some of his chickens on Aug. 12, 1993, that survived the flood, which claimed his Prairie du Rocher house, seen in the background. Aug 12, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO Flood of '93 Buy Now Sandbags are stacked against the boarded up windows of the Prairie du Rocher State Bank, Aug. 12, 1993. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO More information 25 years later, a look back at the Flood of 1993 What did we learn from the flood of 1993? 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