In March 2019, a “bomb cyclone” hit much of the middle of the country and delivered heavy rains, wind and snow from Texas to Minnesota. Combined with existing snow on the ground and frozen earth, the water had nowhere to go. Consequently, water lifted ice sheets which clogged the rivers and overflowed levees. The Missouri River, Platte River, Mississippi and a host of smaller rivers and streams all had major and historic flooding.
The picture shown is from Pacific Junction, Iowa. Team Rubicon has been in the area working this town and some other locations since the flooding started. Our team spent the whole week in this town helping the residents recover. The water had receded from the town by the time we were there, but the surrounding farmland was mostly under water still.
Pacific Junction has a population of around 500 people.