Rescue efforts have been hampered by reports of levee breaches and washouts of bridges and roads, including part of Nebraska Highway 92 leading in and out of south-west Omaha. Large-scale snow melt has also increased the overall water content, causing rivers and streams to overflow their banks, and levees to fail. Floodwalls protect city to 20 feet.
The flood warning continues for the North Raccoon River near Perry or from the Greene-Dallas County line to Adel. The deluge pushed some waterways, including the Missouri River, to record levels in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.
Since approximately 6:30 Tuesday morning, the Big Blue River has been at or above flood stage in Marshall County.
The late winter "bomb cyclone" that stunned more than 25 states with snow, rain and wind has caused flooding that is threatening the operational safety of a nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska.
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Another bluntly stated "We're running out of time". "We'll have more hurricanes, we'll have rising sea levels", said one boy. But the initial turnout in the United States did not look quite as high.
Following an aerial tour of northwest Missouri, Parson said Friday that Missourians in the area should be prepared for a "dramatic rise" in the river in the coming days. Darlington is in the midst of its third flood in a year, which is expected to be the worst since 1993 in that location. The creek is expected to rise above flood stage by Wednesday afternoon, and fall back below flood stage later Wednesday. Gass Haney Funeral Home confirmed James Wilke's death. One person died at home after failing to evacuate, although the exact cause of death was unclear, authorities said, and the other was swept away while trying to tow a trapped vehicle with his tractor. Officials said a Norfolk man was seen on top of his flooded vehicle late Thursday before being swept away in the water, and another man was swept away by waters when a dam collapsed on the Niobrara River.
The National Weather Service predicted risky flooding would continue through the weekend in Nebraska and in south and west central Iowa, particularly along the Missouri River.
Flooding remained a concern in the lower Missouri River region, with the weather service issuing warnings along the river and its tributaries from southeastern South Dakota to St. Louis.
"The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies", the GRCA said.