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The Great Mississippi Flood


The Great Mississippi Flood

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in US history. Following heavy rains in 1926, the Mississippi River broke out of its levee system in 145 places, causing over $400 million in damages and killing 246 people in seven states. After the disaster, the federal government took over flood-control work—stabilizing river banks, improving channels, and constructing levees, floodwalls, floodways, and reservoirs. What famous song was written about the flood? More… Discuss

FDA: BPA No Longer Allowed in Baby Bottles (from ABC & Daily News)


FDA: BPA No Longer Allowed in Baby Bottles (from ABC & Daily News)

FDA: BPA No Longer Allowed in Baby Bottles (from ABC & Daily News) (click to read more)

The federal government announced Tuesday that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA.