Floyd River Flood 1953
Water from the Floyd River fills Floyd Boulevard in Leeds on June 9, 1953. Various flood-control measures are in place, but federal officials may require landowners to purchase flood insurance.
Shoppers wade through the Floyd River waters that reached downtown on June 8, 1953. The pedestrians are walking outside the T.S. Martin Department Store in this view looking east from Fourth and Nebraska streets.
A cleaning crew enters the Wincharger Corp. plant at Seventh and Division streets after the June 8, 1953, Floyd River flood, which inundated many industries in the Floyd Valley. Floodwaters stretched from Leeds south to the Missouri River, east to downtown and west to Greenville.
An aerial photograph of the flooding Floyd River in the Leeds neighborhood after the June 8, 1953, flood. The photograph is looking southeast from the north end of Leeds.
The Soos baseball park is shown underwater in the 1953 Floyd river floods.
Cattle battle the rising water in the Stockyards area in the 1953 Floyd river floods.
Aerial views of Sioux City show flood water covered much of the yards area in 1953.
Stockyards workers try to get cattle out of the flooded pens in the 1953 Floyd river flood.