The flooding in North Dakota has made it a state of disaster, even more so, it looks like, than the terrible blizzard and flood year of 1997.
I've been getting e-mail and phone reports. Relatives and friends are needing to evacuate, all up and down the Red River Valley. Many fear they will lose their homes. Even my step-mom is anxious, and her home is far from the river, relatively speaking.
It's no better further west. Bismark had to shut down state capital business due to flood threat.
Blizzard and flooding simultaneously -- only in the midwest. I'm waiting for the additional flourish of tornadoes plus thunderstorms to make the mix of catastrophic weather complete.