Steve King: ‘Unprecedented' Flood Of Missouri River ‘Couldn't Have Been Anticipated'

06/27/2011 08:17 pm ET | Updated Aug 27, 2011
  • Brad Johnson on Jun 27, 2011 at 4:55 Pm ThinkProgress

On Friday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gave a moving speech on the unprecedented flooding unfolding along the Missouri River basin due to record levels of precipitation. He told of the terrible cost of this ongoing climate disaster to residents of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa, saying "we will lose businesses over the long-term and we'll lose people over the long-term who can't get back into their homes." He correctly noted that the flood -- which may last the entire summer -- is "unprecedented in duration" and "unprecedented in volume," and "unprecedented in modern recorded history."

Read more on ThinkProgress