Eastern Nebraska continues to deal with record-breaking river flooding this weekend due to monster snow melt, ice jams and last week’s rainfall.
The flooding has caused parts of highways, including some bridges, to be washed away, isolating some communities. The scale of the devastation near Niobrara, Nebraska, is unprecedented as the swollen Niobrara River washed away a dam.
Nebraska Emergency Management confirmed to ABC News that two people have died due to flooding.
On Saturday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts tweeted an aerial video of the devastation, which showed trees, roads and structures underwater:
The Platte River, near Louisville, Nebraska, has crested, breaking a record that stood since 1960. The Platte River, near Ashland, broke its record from 1997, and the Elkhorn River, near Waterloo, swelled over 17 feet in the last five days to break a record from 1962 on Saturday.
There are several other rivers in parts of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin that have risen into flood stage, including rivers near Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois.
For the full article from ABC News, click here.
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