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Midwestern Floods–Food, Fluids & Families

The recent Midwestern floods have been devastating for many of my neighbors in surrounding counties.  Our home was unaffected, since we live on higher ground—less than a mile away from the mighty Mississippi in Minnesota. Only minutes down the road, disaster areas have been declared in Southern Minnesota as well as many counties in Iowa and nearby Wisconsin.

 

As families in river towns struggle to save their communities, we must be aware of the potential long term effects from the losses of these vital farm communities – from economic losses to environmental destruction. There will likely be a resounding effect on our food supply, considering the flooded areas are in the “bread basket” of our country. The immediate concern has been for adequate fluids, food and shelter. Read the rest of this entry »

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