'It looked like an ocean': Severe Midwest flooding could last all spring

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Canton, MO, June 20, 2008 -- Farmland near Canton are impacted by flood waters stemming from the Mississippi River. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

(Worthy News) - Gov. Kim Reynolds is warning Iowans what millions of Midwesterners have come to understand in recent days – the severe flooding that has swamped much of the region may be a long way from over.

“We’re in for the long haul. We’re just getting started," said Reynolds, who added that her tour of western Iowa this week had revealed unprecedented flooding. “It looked like an ocean."

In neighboring Nebraska, 88 cities and 74 counties have issued emergency declarations. Vice President Mike Pence visited the state Tuesday and promised expedited recovery help through a federal disaster declaration. [ Source: USA Today (Read More...) ]

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4 thoughts on “'It looked like an ocean': Severe Midwest flooding could last all spring”

  1. The yearly flooding of the rivers is God's way of enriching the soil for the next years harvest...
    This makes the land in the rivers flood plain the best for farming, so this is where the best farms are...
    Our efforts to control the annual flooding with dikes, dams only makes the flooding worse...
    Then, somehow the people who build in the river's flood plain seem surprised when the river floods!!!

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