by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/22/19, 11:55 am
U.S. weather officials on Thursday predicted unprecedented flooding this spring throughout the country as the Midwest responds to already record water levels. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency on Thursday. “The rising floodwaters are affecting more Missouri communities and farms, closing more roads and threatening levees, water treatment plants, and other critical infrastructure,” Parson said in a statement. The Missouri River swelled from this month’s heavy rains and snowmelt and is expected to crest Friday in St.