The flood of 1993 resulted areas of nine states being declared Federal disaster areas. Rivers in the Midwest hit record flood stages at 95 points in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri, according to the National Weather Service.

Some areas were above flood stage for five months. In St. Louis, rivers were higher than any previous recorded flood for more than three weeks, according to the weather service.

— Compiled by Beth O'Malley