This is the worst flooding in over 500 years for the Midwest. The Army Core of Engineers have opened flood gates not used since 1937. This is a HUGE Tragedy and will continue to take place throughout the month of May and beyond.
"The flood crest of 47.87 feet on May 10, is the second highest rise in recent history," according toUSA Today, "the highest being 48.7 feet in 1937. Costs of the flooding are expected to approach $1 billion."