Flood terminology needs re-evaluation

Monday, June 30, 2008 | 9:15 p.m. CDT; updated 11:36 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

ST. LOUIS — Fifteen years ago, after the Midwest was swamped with what was pronounced a “100-year” or even a “500-year” flood, some folks figured they would never again see such a disaster in their lifetime. Some even dropped their flood insurance.