On this day the Great Flood of 1993 is thought to have peaked along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Thirty-two died. Over $15 billion in damages.
On this day in 2007 the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing thirteen and injuring over 140.
On this day in 2013 the Department of State closed several US diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa. The official announcement noted, “Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August.”
What’s on your mind related to homeland security?