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Which is worse: Drought or Flood?


The Tri-States is no stranger to extreme weather.  Just four years ago, we experienced massive flooding and now we're trying to rebound from one of the worst droughts ever.  

So we asked the question which is worse, a flood or drought?

A local farm official who's been through both said a flood can do more damage to a smaller amount of land, but overall a drought affects more people.

"By far a drought, especially to this extent is worse for the consumer. The drought affects all types of agriculture from row crop to livestock agriculture," said Marion County Farm Bureau Legislative Chairman Ralph Griesbaum.

Griesbaum also said despite the recent rain, the Tri-State area is still in a drought.

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