This Is Not Normal Weather
John Davis is a fourth generation resident of Hamburg, Iowa. On March 17, 2019, his street flooded for the first time in its history.
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.