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. Various sources had also announced this alarming news. This forecast did not surprise many as states like Nebraska and Iowa had already experienced late winter Floods with sudden and unexpected amounts of rain. It remained a reason for concern nonetheless. The current situation with floods in Central US is seemingly proof that the forecast is coming into realization with every passing day. 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.
As we are well into the month of May, which is historically known for disastrous storms all across North America, it has started with substantial damages to the Central US states, as was predicted earlier by the weather department. This is a show of accuracy in the prediction made earlier by the weather department. In approximation, different regions in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have been hit by twenty-five tornadoes. While the tornado flooded the city of Sulphur in Oklahoma, Amarillo in Texas was hit by 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. 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. 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 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 are all high alert regions. 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.