Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The new Katrina
I've been trying to wrap my head around the flooding in Iowa to get a perspective in relation to Katrina. Depending on the weather this could be much worse. In looking at the figures so far some 5 million acres are expected to be under water. That works out to over 7800 square miles of land. On the plus side of this far fewer people lost their lives here than in Katrina but the loss in property and crops will be far greater. If you recall the flooding started just after tornadoes swept through the area.
This is going to hit everyone with very large crop losses. I'm hoping farmers might be able to plant another crop but that remains to be seen. Just wondering how long it will take for the land to be able to take a crop. Remember the floodwaters were contaminated with a number of nasty chemicals and sewage.