Weird History 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History  

Jordan Love
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List Rules Vote up the most incredible and mind-boggling photos of some of history's biggest floods.

There's just something about natural disasters that people find tragically fascinating. From Vietnam to New Orleans, pictures from around the world capture the majesty and destructive force of floodwaters.

Hurricanes or tsunamis cause some floods, others simply occur after copious amount of rainfall. Whatever the reason, certain parts of the world have to deal with severe flooding on a yearly basis. Places like southern Asia and the American South are highly represented when it comes to historical pictures of floods because they see significant flooding almost every year. 

On rare occasions, there are floods of things other than water. Take the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 for example. It covered the streets of Boston in sticky molasses, killing several people in the process.

Some of these historical photos of floods are quite old, others are from more recent history. Either way, they are fascinating for the floods they depict. Vote up your favorite crazy flood pictures below. 

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1936 Potomac River Flood


1936 Potomac River Flood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph/Wiki Commons

With the Capitol Building visible in the top right of the image.

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Rowing Through City Streets After the 1910 Paris Flood


Rowing Through City Streets Af... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: Wiki commons/Public Domain
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Beach Homes Destroyed by Flooding From Hurricane Sandy in 2012


Beach Homes Destroyed by Flood... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Wiki Commons/Public Domain
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The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927


The Great Mississippi Flood of... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: Archival Photography by Steve Nicklas, NOS, NGS/Wiki Commons
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