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2 Dead As Waters Breach Levees Along Missouri River: NPR



A BNSF train sits in the waters of the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Neb., On Sunday. Hundreds of people left out of their homes in Nebraska as rivers began to recede.
                
                
                    
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A BNSF train sits in the waters of the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Neb., On Sunday.

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Flood waters are starting to abate.

In Iowa and Nebraska, hundreds of homes are flooded. There are lakes where fields and roads should be. Local police departments are sending out motorboats instead of squad cars.

Hornick, Iowa, resident Dale Ronfeldt's Basement is flooded with 4 feet of water, Iowa Public Radio reports.

A flood warning in the southwestern part of Iowa and eastern Nebraska. In Missouri's Holt County, 6 or 7 feet of water.

The flooding after an intense winter storm known as a "bomb cyclone".

The Rising Waters of the Missed River at the Missouri River, and the Army Corps of Engineers noted on the Sunday that the threat continues: " "The Ashland, An Army National Guard Facility in Ashland, Nebula, Nebraska."

Camp Ashland, an Army National Guard facility in Ashland, Nebraska. ., was flooded on Sunday.
                
                
                    
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Camp Ashland, an Army National Guard facility in Ashland, Neb., Was flooded on Sunday

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For communities along the Missouri River, spring floods are no surprise

"Upstream and downstream the fingerprinting at the Corps at Congress, at environmentalist and farmers, at each other, "writers columnist Tony Messenger at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . After floods, we build the floodplain, and when it comes to the floodplain. levees bigger, rather than tearing them down and giving the river room to flow. "

All that water has to go somewhere. The Daily Nonpareil reports: "Locals wanted to keep the higher levee. That was too costly, so the levee was lowered to its pre-flood height. "

" , "resident Lana Brandt told the newspaper. "This is the water's rushing over the levee now. This is huge. "

Residual flooding continues on Monday, the National Weather Service warns. "[R]" Bomb Cyclone 'Paralyzes Central US "

In Nebraska, the flood waters indundated two military facilities in Ashland.

After a major flood in 2015 that was like as a once- in-a-thousand years event, The National Guard at New Ashland, Omaha World-Herald.

But the apparatus apparently did not work well against this flood:

"It appears [the floodgates] were not very effective, because the sheer amount of water was much greater," Spc. Lisa Crawford, the spokesperson for the Guard, told the newspaper. "This is the first time they've really been."


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