Floods were recorded in several places in the Midwest last week, with Saturday's high water creating more levee violations on the Missouri River, encouraging widespread evacuation and isolating neighborhoods and towns.
High-recorded river levels were reported by at least 38 locations in the Midwest, particularly in Nebraska and Iowa, with Jonathan Erdman, a senior meteorologist with weather.com. Heavy floods were also reported in Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota, and the National Weather Service said it would continue over the weekend.
At least one man was confirmed in Columbus, Neb, the Omaha World-Herald reported that the man he wanted to help was trapped by a flood on Thursday when a bridge collapsed when he was crossing. Officials in Fremont County, Iowa, confirmed a further death involving Saturday's floods
They shared photos of their water was pushing over river banks and around houses and neighborhoods.
Fremont, Neb., Was flooded around 40 miles northwest of Omaha, said Councilor Linda McClain. The town is located between the Platte River to the south and the Elkhorn River to the north. Both rivers were teeming on their banks, Mr McClain said.
“We like an island,” she said. “You can't go in or out.”
Ms. McClain said she spent Saturday visiting shelters where displaced people were coming together. Some 75 people were reluctant to leave their homes, but as the buildings took water, they flooded them and brought them to the shelters, she said. Many houses were flooded by as much as three or four feet of water.
Parts of the city evacuation were compulsory.
“At present, we are in a crisis mode,” she said.
Tech. Sgt. Said Rachelle Blake, from the US Air Force, that there were several buildings on the Airutt Air Force Base, which are south of Omaha, evacuated as a water from Papillion Creek, a tributary of the Missouri River, under the southeast water. base. She said there was no impact on the north-western part of the base.
She said it was too early to quantify the damage, but that buildings and hangars were under water.
Base personnel and their families were working on the clock to put sandbags and obstacles to stop the flooding that was causing them.
“We think it will be another 24 hours before it stops rising,” Sergeant Blake said.
It is not unusual for the Mid-West to experience spring floods as ice sides. But last week's bad effects were months, as cold winter left the ground frozen and not absorbed, Mr Erdman said.
The temperatures rose, melting the snow hill. It also started to rain. Mr Ricketts said at a news conference that the floods were the worst the state had in half a century
On Thursday, Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa is a nationwide disaster manifesto. On Friday, Gov. Kristi Noem from South Dakota emergency declaration.
“The storms this week are very difficult for many of our communities,” Mr Noem said in a statement. “This is a stage emergency that has been affected by heavy snow, high winds, rain, and frozen rain.”
The authorities were still working to handle the situation on Saturday. In addition to the declared deaths, a man whose house is near Spencer, Neb., Was reported, when the dam was missing, according to the authorities. There is a man in Norfolk, Neb., Also missing
The flood waters also created new problems. Levees were exceeded along the Missouri River in two areas near Peru, Neb., Asking authorities to issue flood warnings, according to the National Weather Service .
District Omaha Army of the United States Corps of Engineers said Saturday afternoon that there were “numerous levee violations” on the Missouri River, and that he expected further violations in the next 24 hours.
Missouri River could rise as water from its tributaries continues to drain, Mr.
Nebraska state officials did not say how many houses were damaged or how many people had rescued them. Evacuation was taking place throughout the state, according to the controller's office.