Scientists warn US might witness ‘unprecedented’ flooding putting 200 million lives in danger | GBRI
 

Floodwater in Hamburg

US might witness ‘unprecedented’ flooding this spring season that would likely affect around 200 million people, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have warned.

According to them, the serious flooding in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other Midwestern states is just a preview of an even more dangerous spring flooding.

Communities living near the Mississippi river, which has received rain and snow levels up to 200% above normal, the lower Ohio river basin, the Tennessee river basin and the Great Lakes are at the greatest risk, NOAA said on Thursday.

Vast swaths of the rest of the country may also get mild or moderate flooding, including most of eastern US and parts of California and Nevada.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/21/mississippi-river-flooding-missouri-nebraska-noaa

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