Damage from all the flooding in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas is in the millions, perhaps billions of dollars. Hundreds are homeless, thousands more have been evacuated. Some rivers are 20 feet above flood stage. Crops have been ruined.
Five years from now this rain event will not be discussed nor even remembered nationally, and if the subject is raised it will be brushed off as a freak, one-time occurrence that befell the area.
But Buffalo will still be known for its paralyzing snow storms, 30 years on.
Why is that?