Where you are Most likely to Experience Floods in the United States in Spring-Summer 2019
More than a month ago, it was confirmed by the United States weather department that a total of twenty-five states were facing the highest risk of experiencing severe Floods in Spring-Summer of this year. This alerting news was announced amid confirmation by other sources. There had been late winter floods with unpredicted and unforeseen amounts of rain in both Nebraska and Iowa which made the announcement less surprising. There was not much of a difference however as the announcement remained a reason for concern. With each passing day, the forecast is seemingly coming into full realization based on the current situation with floods all over Central US. Between mid-March and the summer, a total of thirty-six states were likely to experience floods but only twenty-five would be affected by severe losses from the floods.
The Central US states have already experienced some severe losses from floods now that we are into May, a month known historically for its disastrous storms all across the North American continent. This is in line with the forecast from the meteorological department. Close to twenty-five tornadoes have already hit different parts of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. While the tornado flooded the city of Sulphur in Oklahoma, Amarillo in Texas was hit by a hailstorm Other regions scattered across Northern Texas, Central Oklahoma, Southern Missouri, and Northwestern Arkansas also experienced severe weather conditions due to the tornadoes and hailstorm. These weather conditions resulted in power loss, damage of property and flooding. The incident of a house in Boone, Arkansas losing its roof as a tornado went past it is arguably the most devastating damage that ha seen reported yet in this areas. Various parts of the states and cities already affected shave reported several cases of injuries although no fatalities have been recorded.
The regions under the highest risk include: the upper, middle and lower parts of the Mississippi basin, all regions around the great lakes, all regions around the Red River of the North, Eastern bank of the Missouri River, lower banks of the Cumberland River, lower banks of Ohio River and the whole of the Tennessee River basin. You, someone you know in these areas or your loved ones situated there should consider moving for some time or take the necessary steps to prepare for a flood and stay safe during the storms and consequential rainfalls.
Some insurance companies have listed detailed guides on how to prepare for a flood on their webpages, so you should go through them carefully .and take all the necessary precautions.