FLOOD WATCH: Flooding Might Exceed Levels of 1993

7 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, June 05 2011 Jun 5, 2011 Sunday, June 05, 2011 12:53:00 PM CDT June 05, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska and Iowa cities along the Missouri River are inspecting flood walls and piling up sandbags to prepare for a deluge of water that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release later this month.

But it's difficult for anyone to feel 100 percent confident about their preparations because this year's flooding will likely exceed the 1993 flood and might rival the record 1952 flood. And the flooding is expected to last most of the summer.

The cities of Dakota Dunes, S.D., South Sioux City, Neb., and Sioux City, Iowa, will be the next sizeable population centers tested by the river's flood waters, so preparations have been intense there.

Sioux City spokesman Joe Rodriguez says officials are planning for the worst but there are always unknowns.

 

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