More levee breaches in southwestern Iowa
June 30, 2011
A levee near Percival -- in the far southwestern corner of Iowa -- has failed, giving residents of the small town just a few hours to get out
with their belongings. The floods along the Missouri River continue to keep us and many other parties busy, particularly with demand for portable pumps
and other products. Because this is such uncharted territory, people are having to face questions they haven't addressed in the past -- like what would happen to the two nuclear power plants along the river in Nebraska
if one of the upstream dams were to give way. The floods are pushing some people out of their homes and sending others far out of their usual way
to get to work and stores.
last revised June 2011