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. Different independent sources had also announced this alerting news. Considering the fact that Nebraska and Iowa had already experienced late-winter floods with unforeseen and unexpected amounts of rain, this forecast did not come as a surprise. 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.
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. A hailstorm bombarded the city of Amarillo in Texas while floods hit the city of Sulphur in Oklahoma. The tornadoes and hailstorms also caused severe weather conditions in other regions distributed across Northern Texas, Central. Oklahoma, Southern Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas. 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. Although there have been injury reports from various parts of the cities and states that already been affected, there are no fatalities that have been recorded.
The high alert regions 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.
If you check the websites of some insurance companies, you will come across detailed guides explaining all the precautions that should be observed in readiness for the upcoming floods, and it is vital that you observe them.