Monday, June 16, 2008

The Fury Of Nature Unleashed In Iowa

After The Floods Of 1993

The Iowa Floods Of 2008 Occurring Again
83 of 99 Counties in Iowa Are Disaster Areas

The flooding in Iowa is not "a once in a lifetime event, or that it would only occur every 500 years." This is what was told Iowans after the floods of 1993.


Assessing The Costs...

The financial impact of almost three weeks of flooding and tornadoes will take months to assess, but business, farm and state leaders say it will likely be in the billions.

Losses will likely be greater than they were in 1993, experts say, when the damage and lost business from widespread flooding totaled about $2.1 billion, including a $1 billion hit to Iowa farmers.
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