The Midwest is being barraged with flooding, causing countless damage and even a few deaths.
According to a report by AccuWeather, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and parts of Nebraska and Iowa are experiencing flooding. The rise in water level has engulfed roadways and overtaken vehicles. This has resulted in nine confirmed fatalities, primarily from loss of vehicle control and drowning.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers is calling this a record-breaking flood for the Arkansas area. By Sunday, it had reached 38.3 feet depth, breaking the previous record from 1945. Now they estimate that it will reach 42 feet by Tuesday. Various public leaders, including Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, declared a state of emergency on Friday, evacuating around 200 people from Fort Smith.
This continues to follow the popular theory that the planet is dying, creating powerful storms and natural disasters to compensate. This means that there will only be more to come, we should be prepared.
If you plan on bunkering down at home and bearing through a flood, you should take the needed precautions. There are a lot of things to do. We recommend reading up on ways to minimize flood damage.
More times than not, though, evacuation is recommended. If you have a bug out location, this would be a great time to take advantage of it. If you haven’t chosen and secured a bug out location yet, this is why you want to choose a location with a higher elevation.
Stay safe midwesterners.