30 before and after photos show the devastation from the floods in the Midwest

The Mississippi River has been flooding since February 2019, making it the second longest-lasting flood in the region in 92 years.

A truck drives along a flooded highway on the Mississippi River floodwaters on May 23, 2011 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • President Donald Trump has declared emergencies for 14 states that have had major flood-related disasters.
  • Some soybean and corn farms have been unable to plant any crops since their land is underwater.
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The divide between the Mississippi River and land is no longer so clear.

Since February 2019, parts of the Mississippi River have been flooding for months due to heavy snow, rain, and Tropical Storm Barry . It's now the longest-lasting flood since "the great flood" of 1927 .

By the end of July, President Donald Trump declared major flood-related disasters in several states .

Entire towns have been submerged, and boats have become the preferred mode of transport. Some soybean and corn farmers won't plant any crops this year due to their land being under water.

These 29 photos show how dire the flooding has been, especially compared to what the area usually looks like dry.

Nathan Willis

Nathan Willis

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Nathan Willis

Nathan Willis

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