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Affected by Flooding? Share Your Story
Record flooding throughout the Midwest in 2011 has impacted many lives. If flooding – or the Corps’ handling of flooding – has affected you, we’d like to hear your story.
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Just watched the video Disaster at Birds Point and my heart goes out to all the families affected. We farm in Jackson County, IL which is about 4 counties north of the Bird's Point area. We were so sickened when the Corps blew the Bird's Point levee. We have beenRead more
My parents settled out in the floodway on hwy d in Mississppi county. We were the first house on the right after you went over the levee. My grandparents and great uncle farmed in dorena for years. My great-grandfather W.C. Bryant farmed the land, and his father did before him.Read more
I met General Walsh in East Prairie. I asked if they considered their action was on top of the New Madrid Fault. They said it wouldn't affect it they didn't know. If it would trigger a massive earth quake. They used too much explosives at Birds Point . It wasRead more
My name is Angie Nenneman. My family farms about 1/2 mile from the breach in Percival, Iowa. Several of us have started a grassroots type of organization that is dealing with recovery and prevention. We have members from South Dakota to Missouri and would like to get the word outRead more
The levee that protect Cairo is about 65 feet on the Cairo gage. The Birds Point levee over-topped by design at less than 61 feet on the Cairo gage. After it over-topped Cairo had four extra feet of levee and there was no need for an explosion. It would haveRead more
We too have been destroyed by the mismanagement of the corps of engineers. Though we are victims of the missouri river flooding in northwest missouri, our story is the same as yours. We have lived and farmed in the missouri river bottoms for over 30 years. my husband is aRead more