“One potential consequence, if America and the world don’t reduce carbon emissions, is more at-risk military bases. The January 2019 report identifies at least 79 major installations that could suffer impacts from flooding, drought, desertification, wildfires and thawing permafrost.”
Climate Change Strikes? This Critical U.S. Air Force Base Is Now Flooded
Unusually heavy rainfall in mid-March 2019 killed three people and swelled the Missouri River in the United States’ midwest region. The rising river water flooded one of the U.S. Air Force’s most important installations.
The flooding at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska inundated a third of the base and forced the resident 55th Wing to relocate some of its strategic reconnaissance aircraft and other planes. “It is extremely clear that