The snow thaws quickly and is causing flooding in the Northeast.
Winter storms said goodbye, but the huge amount of snow that fell mainly in February has left serious consequences. Now that snow melts and causes severe flooding.
From the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes could see an overview of flood that has set alarm bells ringing several counties.
In Ohio, the ice in the Grand River was broken into large pieces slowly down the stream. In southern Illinois lake covered roads and began to cover cars and generating trapping incidents.
Also in Kentucky, Riverside Boulevard looked totally overrun with water, a scene that was repeated in various banks in the state.
Against the background, thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes under threat of rising waters.
However, expected to increase the level of water in various places. The Ohio River is forecast to crest up to 58 feet.
The flood level is normally around 52 feet, but on Sunday, the river rose and exceeded 58 feet. This is the second time in a week that the water level reaches parts of the Tri-State.
It will be some time before things return to normal. River is expected to return to normal until Thursday.
Meanwhile in Kentucky rescuers desperately seeking even on the Ohio River man who was swept away by the rising river.
Forecasts indicate that Cincinnati is prepared for the worst, so shelters for residents living in the most affected areas were established
“This is a rare event. We have not seen that level of water since 1997,” Roberts, a neighbor of the place said.
The last major flood occurred in March 1997 when the Ohio rpio exceeded its level rose to more than 64 feet leaving the worst flooding in 30 years.
New York is shielded flood
Meanwhile, as prevention plan, New York announced new investments to protect the island of Manhattan flood within a broad strategy launched after the devastating hurricane Sandy.
The plan, unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio, allocated $ 6.75 million to prevent water ingress in Lower Manhattan and another 8 million to protect the Battery Park, located in the same area, one of the most exposed to storms.
“These investments represent a new step forward to build a stronger and more resilient New York,” de Blasio said in a statement, in which he recalled the serious damage caused Sandy in the southern part of Manhattan.
“Learning from the lessons of Sandy and other extreme weather events, we can make New York a safer and stronger for people to live and work place,” said the governor, Andrew Cuomo.