Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Culver outlines 'unprecedented' scope, destruction of floods | | The Des Moines Register

re: "Johnston, Ia. - The Iowa floods of 2008 are on track to surpass the destruction of the historic flooding that struck the state in 1993, Gov. Chet Culver said Wednesday night. / “Absolutely,” Culver told reporters at a Camp Dodge flood briefing. “This is unprecedented in terms of its power and destruction and scope.” /Nine rivers throughout Iowa are out of their banks, damaging homes and businesses and causing destruction that will undoubtedly total in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the governor said. / Fifty-three counties have been declared state disaster areas, and more could be added because of forecasts for additional rainfall, Culver said. Some places in Iowa could experience 500-year flood levels, he cautioned..."...

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