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UK – Widespread flooding along the 360km Shannon and some of its tributaries continues and has led to widespread flooding, with thousands of acres of farmland submerged, a number of houses and businesses cut-off by flood waters and some rail and road networks disrupted. An estimated 30 roads along the Shannon were closed on Tuesday due to flooding.
USA – For the second year in a row, much of the U.S. is primed to suffer multibillion-dollar flood losses, with farmers already steeling themselves for planting delays. Relentless storms that have marched across the Midwest and into the South this winter have already filled rivers to the brim and are threatening to make farmers’ fields too soggy to plant as spring arrives. And there isn’t much to suggest an easing ahead. Rains forecast through next week could push waterways higher where the Mississippi and Ohio rivers meet in Illinois, and into northern Mississippi and Arkansas. Most states in the American heartland have had two to three times more moisture than normal so far this winter, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. As the rains of March and April approach, it won’t take much to cause big problems for farmers in the planting season, homeowners and businesses.