Where you are Most likely to Experience Floods in the United States in Spring-Summer 2019
A few months ago, the American meteorological department confirmed that twenty-five states in total were at 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. Based on the current situation with the floods across Central US, the forecast is coming into full realization with each passing day it seems. According to a different source, a total of thirty-six states were likely to experience floods between mid-March and the summer, but oy twenty-five would suffer severe damages from it.
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. 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 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. 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. If you know someone, your family or you are located in any of these regions, consider moving for the time being or take adequate preparations necessary to stay protected during the storms and the ensuing floods.
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.