Julie Jacobson/AP
Light from the early morning sun hits the flooded waterfront business district along the
edge of the Mississippi River Monday, June 16, 2008, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP)

Midwest Flooding Highlights Weakness in U.S. Infrastructure

June 16, 2008 06:14 PM
by Isabel Cowles
June's floods demonstrate that levees and bridges across the U.S. are not prepared to withstand an increased occurrence of flooding and natural disasters.

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Headline Link: ‘Iowa City forced to evacuate as Cedar Rapids water recedes’

Background: U.S. infrastructure unprepared for major flooding

Reactions: Iowans’ hands-on efforts

Related Topic: U.S. industries damaged by flooding


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