The Journal of Earth Science has published a new study from Washington University in St. Louis that says federal agencies are underestimating 100-year flood levels on major rivers in the Midwest by as much as five feet. For businesses in these areas, this should cause serious concern. For most, moving out of the flood zone is not an option. Flood mitigation solutions, such as flood panels, flood doors and flood barriers should be considered to protect buildings and valuable business assets. Click here to read more on the study.
Flood waters inundated parts of Jefferson City, Missouri, and threatened the Missouri State Capitol during the “Great Flood of 1993.” Credit: Wikipedia / Creative Commons