NOAA Warns Spring Flood Season Could Be 'Unprecedented'

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NOAA Warns Spring Flood Season Could Be 'Unprecedented'
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. is at an elevated risk for flooding through May.
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Experts say this year's devastating flood season could get even worse in the coming months.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. is at an elevated risk for flooding through May. And there's the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states.

A large part of the country saw record winter precipitation, and many areas are expected to get above-average precipitation this spring.

The director of NOAA's National Water Center said: "This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk for flooding in their communities."

Much of the Midwest — including Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota — is already dealing with historic flooding. It's left at least three people dead and damaged buildings, roads, bridges and more.