"The U.S. Nuclear Deterrent Is Not Prepared For Climate Catastrophe"

"Exactly one year ago the nerve center of the U.S. nuclear deterrent was underwater.

Triggered by dramatic floods across the entire Midwest, the disaster at Offutt Air Force Base, home to U.S. Strategic Command, destroyed 137 structures and covered a large portion of the runway. Although the flooding itself only lasted a short time, black mold quickly engulfed the base and surrounding housing, and inflicted serious hardship to residents, who were largely left to deal with it on their own.

One resident, whose husband worked at Offutt, told the Omaha World Herald that she began suffering from “joint pain, headaches, shortness of breath, muscle twitches, brain fog and panic attacks within a few weeks,” and that it “almost ruined my life and put my family in serious financial burden.”"

Matt Korda reports for Forbes March 16, 2020.

Source: Forbes, 03/17/2020