Raccoon City September 9, 1998 is a file in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
An American Midwestern city situated in a basin surrounded by mountains with a population of more than 100,000.
Beginning with a string of cannibalistic murders which occurred several months earlier, unrest spread among Raccoon City's citizens until one night, violence broke out across the city, crippling the city's transportation infrastructure.
Citizens descended into a state of panic, with all lifelines cut off. Despite rescue efforts on the part of the Raccoon Police and Fire departments, the situation continued to worsen.
The city is eventually overrun with hoards of zombies, referred to as "the walking dead."
This is where the fight between the Umbrella Corporation, the cause of this nightmare, and Leon begins.