In early 2011, Forecasters at NOAA’s National Weather Service warned that many rivers in the upper Midwest and northern Plains remained above flood stage, and the threat for more flooding was expected to continue through the summer.
For millions of Americans, riding out a hurricane or other storm system can be a stressful experience. This article offers some insight into what it is like to experience a hurricane, tropical storm, noreaster, or other powerful storm.
"Just prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irene, NOAA announced that the United States had experienced nine separate disasters in 2011, each with an economic loss of $1 billion or more. When economic losses from Irene are tallied, 2011 will likely break the record set in 2008 for losses in a single year."