Predictions of mass flooding didn’t hold water, reporting did

Saturday, May 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:33 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

A Missouri River flood is a strange sort of disaster. Not like a tornado, which forms in an instant and destroys in seconds. Not like an ice storm, which leaves one guessing how much will accumulate and what the impact will be. Not like an earthquake, which comes with no warning and lasts but a moment.