Naturally, this is already major national news.
The US Midwest struggled Monday with historic flooding that claimed at least three lives, displaced residents and damaged hundreds of homes and businesses.
Swollen waters hit much of Nebraska, as well as parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, after a major storm last week dumped snow and rain, even as melting snow was already raising the levels of area waterways. [Source]
What is there to say? Global warming is impacting all weather and climate and has been for decades now. Disasters happened before human-caused global warming due to carbon-fuel burning, but things will only worsen if we don't sequester and turn to alternatives.
How does one prepare for such huge flooding? Insurance is important, of course, but it can only help put pieces back together. It can't repair the whole picture of whole communities and undo the pain and suffering. It can't bring back lives.
We must act way beyond offering and having flood insurance.
By all means, obtain flood insurance and/or permanently move out of harms way as much as possible. In addition, support ending carbon burning. Support bringing forth alternatives. Support subsidies and the like so even the poor can move away from old vehicles and replace them with great, extremely affordable and free mass-transit and all-electric and hydrogen vehicles.