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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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The Great Flood of 1993 Put Many Parts of the Midwest Under Water
The Great Flood of 1993 Put Ma... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: SSgt Paul Griffin/Wiki Commons/Public Domain
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A Flood of Dust and Dirt Buried Everything in Its Path During the Dust Bowl in 1936
A Flood of Dust and Dirt Burie... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: USDA/Wiki Commons/Public Domain
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Entire Roads Disappeared as a Result of the Flooding From Hurricane Katrina in 2005
Entire Roads Disappeared as a ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Niemi/Wiki Commons/Public Domain
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Rowing Through City Streets After the 1910 Paris Flood
Rowing Through City Streets Af... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Unbelievable Aftermath Pictures of the Worst Floods Throughout History
Photo: Wiki commons/Public Domain
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