Everybody Lost Everything
Sixth grader Gabe Richardson lives in Hamburg, Iowa, a town hit hard by flooding in March, 2019.
Floods and Climate Change
The scale of the devastation wrought by one of the most destructive floods ever to hit the northern Great Plains was clear by the time we arrived to report the American Climate project. Highways, bridges and dams had been washed away, leaving much of the region impassable. Levees were breached at dozens of sites. Tens of thousands of farm animals had drowned. Fields in need of planting lay under water. Nearly two-thirds of Nebraska's 93 counties were under a state of emergency.