Historic Flooding Cripples Midwest States

A nasty weather phenomenon known as a bomb cyclone has ripped through the Midwest causing heavy damage, flooding, and several deaths.

States of emergency have been declared in Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

“All the rivers respond differently, have different time scales that they flood and then recede. A lot of the rivers are going to remain in flood into the weekend, and some into next week………..Eventually as we head into next week, we should see more and more of the rivers start to recede below flood stage.”

Marc Chenard
National Weather Service
A man works his way through a flooded Galena Street as the Pecatonica River continues to rise in Darlington, Wis., Thursday, March 14, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning or flood watch for about two-thirds of the state. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Tom Wilke, his son Chad, and Nick Kenny launch a boat into the swollen waters of the Elkhorn River to check on Witke’s flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb., on Friday, March 15.


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