iowa floods

a volunteer helps clean a flood-damaged house in pacific junction, iowa

‘It has to be dealt with’: what’s the future for midwest towns affected by climate change

Pacific Junction’s 470 residents were forced to flee in mid-March after a surge of water hit the Missouri river and busted through levees the length of Iowa to create the region’s biggest floods in living memory. The breach that wrecked the town occurred a few miles to the north. Within hours, surrounding farmland disappeared under an inland sea and Pacific Junction was drowned by 15 feet of water.

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