” *** many people in this part of the Mississippi River basin near St. Louis have come to accept that flooding is a part of life. But the damage this time has been so severe and the river levels so high that vexing questions have again been raised about whether anything can be done to truly ease the threat of the volatile and unpredictable rivers around here.”
Can greater defenses be erected? Should homes be vaulted on stilts? Or is it time for some communities to pack up and leave?
Update on Jan. 4: See this account of Human Causes of MO Flooding.