The Missouri River Flooding and the Aftermath in October 2011
Our son and his wife flew to Omaha this past weekend. I was offered the opportunity to see the devastation left by the Missouri River from the plane. It is rightly called the Big Muddy. Some say the farm fields will not be usable for two or three years. The mud left behind makes the land unrecognizable. It is a terrible mess. Even the trees died. Volunteers from Omaha and Council Bluffs filled thousands of sand bags in 100+ degree heat for weeks. In spite of precautions our nearby nuclear plant was shut down; Epply Airport remained open, thanks to a lot of pumping the water back into the river.