|Great Mississippi Flood of 1927|
|Aftermath of Hurricane of 1938|
Everything old is new again, as the song runs. But because we run on short-term memory, we lose perspective when the 24/7 news blender desperately hypes everything as unprecedented.
"[M]en are always powerfully affected by the immediate past: one might say that they are blinded by it."
-- Hillaire Belloc