It's going to flood this year
February 2, 2010
According to the National Weather Service, parts of Iowa are statistically certain to flood
this spring. When this year's heavy snowfall finally melts, it's going to have to fight with frozen ground and the result is undoubtedly going to involve at least some minor flooding -- with a very good chance of major flooding in some places.
Now is the time for homeowners to take precautions like installing backup sump pumps
to prevent basement flooding, and for cities to consider whether they have the right portable flood controls
and portable pumping equipment
to handle the floodwaters when they come.
last revised February 2010