Spring flooding could be 'unprecedented' with 200 million Americans at risk

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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) - Spring flooding has already been disastrous, and it's likely to get worse, federal forecasters announced Thursday. Floods could reach 'unprecedented' and 'potentially historic' levels.

Almost the entire eastern two-thirds of the nation should see flooding this spring, National Weather Service deputy director Mary Erickson said at a news conference on Thursday. Some 25 states are forecast to see "moderate" to "major" flooding, the weather service said.

The Midwest floods are “a preview of what we expect throughout the rest of the spring,” she said. "The flooding this year could be worse than what we have seen in previous years ... even worse than the historic floods we saw in 1993 and 2011," Erickson added. [ Source: USA Today (Read More...) ]

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