We received valuable comments on an earlier draft from Stan Changnon, Tom Karl, Rick Katz, Ken Kunkel, Harry Lins, Michael MacCracken, Mary Fran Myers, Eugene Stakhiv, and two anonymous reviewers. We thank the National Climatic Data Center and the Illinois State Water Survey for providing precipitation data and the National Weather Service for providing the damage data. Naressa Cofield (Alabama A&M) capably assisted with literature review and figure production. We thank D. Jan Stewart for assistance in production of the manuscript. All errors in the text are the responsibility of the authors.
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