One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Iowa

The winter of 2007-2008 was particularly severe, with heavy snow. Heavy rains started during the last week of April, and in May of 2008, one of the largest tornado outbreak sequences on record in Iowa brought huge amounts of rain. The governor indicated that this massive Iowa flood, which affected most of the state, was the tenth worst disaster in U.S. history.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Where were you during the great flood of 2008?