Crawford Myers, a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University Bloomington and an expert on Indiana’s Black River flood of 1862, weighed in on how the state is reacting to the impact of climate change. “Places like Indiana are inundated with rivers and streams all the time, and there aren’t enough high tunnels to slow them down,” Myers said. “And because we’re not building new facilities in this century, in the next century, you’ve got a flood every twenty-four hours. Indiana should be doing more to manage these streams. And yet there’s virtually no political will to do so.”
Here’s Myers’ full video discussion with CNN’s Anthony Mason:
“Thank you for bringing that up because here’s something to consider: Over the last hundred years, a lot of small towns in Indiana have been devastated. Much of that is related to floods. There’s some places here in Indiana that won’t go back to where they were. And they are being destroyed by flooding. “
Here’s our full video video on the devastating floods in Iowa and Illinois.