SEE HOW THESE PEOPLE BEAT THE ODDS AGAINST MOTHER NATURE

 

In April of 2011, residents living in areas affected by the Mississippi River flood did what almost no one would have thought possible. They managed to stand strong, stand united and save a number of homes from the devastating flood waters that were recorded to be some of the worst in history.

Below is a collection of images cataloging the efforts made by residents to protect both large areas as well as private residences.

flood proof houses

getty images

flood proof houses

Eric Thayer

flood proof houses

Scott Olson

flood proof houses

Getty Images

flood proof houses

Getty Images

flood proof houses

Getty Images

flood proof houses

Getty Images

flood proof houses

Scott Olson

flood proof houses

Dave Martins

(VIA: The Atlantic / Daily Mail)