OMAHA, Neb. – Authorities on Saturday used boats and large vehicles to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest, where a last flood of rainwater and snow melt was sent to frozen land, overriding streams and rivers, and killed at least one man
The fight was expected to move people out of the way to the danger of disappearing in the new week as the rivers and streams in the flooded east of Nebraska and West Iowa were expected to climb on Saturday and Sunday. This left the downstream staff to prepare for a possible flood.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has already met with members of the Emergency Management Team on Friday to review and update flood response plans. rescue personnel in standby mode. The Missouri National Guard also temporarily moved C-1
The National Meteorological Service said the Missouri River in St. Joseph reached almost 26 feet on Saturday, about a foot below what is considered a major flood in the northwestern city of Missouri. But on Wednesday or Thursday it is expected to rise to 29.3 feet – more than two meters above the flood level.
Evacuation efforts in eastern Nebraska and some places in western Iowa on Saturday were hampered by reports of bridging and blasting of bridges and roads, including part of the 92 Nebraska highway leading to and from southwest Omaha. Authorities have confirmed that a motorway bridge crossing the Elkhorn River was washed away on Saturday. In Fremont, west of Omaha, the office of the Dodge County Sheriff issued a mandatory evacuation for some residents after the floods flooded across the Platte River. And in Mills County, Iowa, the authorities have ordered people in some rural areas to evacuate after the Missouri River has passed the dikes.
The floods followed days of snow and rain – record-breaking, in some places – passing through the West and the Midwest, the Flood pushed some waterways, including the Missouri River, to record levels in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. The flood is the worst for almost a decade in places. The farmer's family, James Wilk, 50, from Columbus, Nebraska, said he was killed on Thursday when the bridge collapsed when he used the tractor to try and get to blocked motorists. in Thursday. His body was found downstream, said his cousin Paul Wilkes to the Columbus telegram. Gus Haney's funeral office confirmed the death of James Wilkes. Officials said a Norfolk man was spotted on the top of his flood car late on Thursday before being swept into the water while another man was swept away by the waters when a dam collapsed on the Nivorra River
Officials in Sarp County, south of Omaha, said Saturday that power can be ruled out for communities along the Missouri, Plateau and Elkhorne rivers for safety reasons. They warned those who decided to ignore the calls for evacuation that the rescue would be done only during the hours of the day. Some towns and cities, like the North Bend on the banks of the Platz River, were dipped. Others, like Waterloo and Fremont, were surrounded by floods that kept residents of virtual islands without access or exit.
"There is no way out of here unless you have a helicopter – or a boat" Reverend Mike Bitter, pastor of the Waterloo Church, told Omaha the World Journal
Officials in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska insisted people not drive, unless it is necessary. In Iowa, part of the northern section of Highway 29, which runs parallel to the Missouri River, was closed due to floods. Authorities were redirecting drivers to Kansas City, Missouri, using a diversion that took people at 225 km.
To the east, the Mississippi River saw a moderate flood in Illinois from Rock Island south to Gladstone. Meteorologist Brian Pierce, with Quad Cities' office at Davenport, Iowa National Meteorological Service, said the floods in Mississippi could worsen for weeks after more snow melts in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
for the main event that will happen in early April, "he told the Mississippi flood.
The rising waters of the Pecatonic and Rock rivers flooded some homes in the northern cities of Illinois – Freeport, Rockford and Maces Park. The National Meteorological Service said rivers are likely to have record highs, with water levels forecasting to continue rising over the next few days and to stay above the flood stage for the greater part of the weekend. – The standard who went to the store to get milk and bread when he saw rivers ride in on Friday
"Within an hour of going to the store, I could not go back. "Martin said.