A Brief History of

Locations in the United States that are Most Likely to be Affected Floods in Spring-Summer This Year

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. Different independent sources had also announced this alerting news. 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. Based on the current situation with the floods across Central US, the forecast is coming into full realization with each passing day it seems. A different source, albeit a reliable one, forecasted that floods would be experienced in a total of thirty-six states although they would be severe enough to cause serious damage in twenty-five states.

May is a Minh known for the severe storms that come with it and this month is no different as it started with some severe storms that wreaked havoc in Central US states. This is a show of accuracy in the prediction made earlier by the weather department. Close to twenty-five tornadoes have already hit different parts of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. The tornadoes wreaked havoc and flooded the city of Sulphur in Oklahoma, while Amarillo in Texas was bombarded with a hailstorm. The tornadoes and hailstorms also caused severe weather conditions in other regions distributed across Northern Texas, Central. Oklahoma, Southern Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas. Loss of power, damage of property and flooding are some of the outcomes of these extreme weather conditions. As of yet, the most severe incident of damage has been reported in Boone Arkansas where a house lost its roof as a tornado skimmed right past it. As of yet, there is something to be happy about since no fatalities have been reported although several injury reports have come in from different parts of the affected states cities.

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.

You can go through the detailed guides provided by some insurance companies on their websites on how to prepare for floods and make sure you have observed every safety measure as listed.