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Nebraska flooding: Evacuations in areas west of Omaha after levee failure



At least 37 people were rescued from the flood waters, and Nebraska National Guard Adjutant General Daryl L. Bohac received an afternoon briefing.

"Ricketts said." "As Nebraskans know, conditions can change quickly,"

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is a state of emergency Friday for the city. The Omaha Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant shut down on Friday because of the flooding, and has been cut off.

Historic floods draw comparisons to 2011

"If you think about , 2011 Bohac said. "This is a different environment than we experienced in 2011. More complex and in some ways more dangerous."

The 201
1 summer flood left five dead homes, according to CNN affiliate WOWT TV.

Omaha Fire Chief Dan Olsen has the Nebraska National Guard has deployed a Black Hawk helicopter to a couple of rescues across the state. Chief Olsen has got multiple pieces of equipment, boats, helicopters, and is still used to navigate flooded roads. Along with the aerial support from the National Guard, Chief Olsen, who has been told to evacuate their homes,

Omaha rescue crews have several people suffering from hypothermia as a result of the flooding, Olsen said.

Olsen also said that while there are dive team members on standby and other emergency rescue members are being deployed.

"There comes a point where it is possible, but we can do it," he said.

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency has been opened by the Emergency Operation Center. Omaha, which exposes the Missouri River at 33.7 feet on Sunday,

"Omaha has 13 miles of flood control on the Missouri River. not expected to compromise the levee. "Mayor Jean Stothert said on Thursday
 Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts tweeted photos showing the " devastating flooding that has engulfed " communities.

The Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville, about 80 miles south of Omaha, Mark Becker, spokesman for the Nebraska Public Power District

Becker expects the next foot or so, and CNN. at that point additional sandbagging doorways to protect equipment. The plant has already placed sandbags in key external sites.

The National Weather Service predicts the Missouri River will crest at 2 a.m. Saturday morning, and it is expected to reach the power plant. Becker told CNN personnel will remain at the plant to ensure safety.

"A lot of rivers in Nebraska are flooding, which is creating this issue, "Becker said.

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Olsen said "Rescues are ongoing" 24 hours ago. transported to the hospital.

Olsen and other authorities at the Douglas County

Earlier, a levee failure in east-central Nebraska

The United States Weather Service (19659003) .

The Omaha-Valley weather service office said it was evacuating its personnel.

"This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation."

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff used a fan boat to rescue residence in Gretna. The Mead Fire Department was helping people near Horseshoe Lake. The Columbus Police Department warned about staying away from the Black Bridge.

Wisconsin Gov.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is a state of emergency due to statewide flooding.

"The Rapid Snowmelt and the Ways of Throwing in the Wisconsin, Wisconsin," Evers got in a tweet. "Today I am in the Wisconsin, Lori Getter of the Wisconsin Emergency Management told CNN."

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 Darlington, Wisconsin, is coping with its worst flooding since the early 90s.
Southern Wisconsin towns battled high waters and flood warning in effect till Saturday morning.

In the Fond du Lac, flooding was occurring on the Fond du Lac River, the region is experiencing road closings. ice jam, forecasters said, while other areas affected by Lodi in Columbia County, Darlington in Lafayette County, Prairie du Sac in Sauk County and DeForest in Dane County.

"Things have calmed down, we still have some flooding going on, "Getter said.

The problem with the snow, Getter said, is that when it is the water has nowhere to go.

"Getter said."

"Getter said.

'Bomb cyclone' heads north to Canada

The intense bomb cyclone has been the cause of death. under some sort of watch,

 & Bomb cyclone & # 39; triggers flooding and forces evacuations in parts of Iowa

A bomb cyclone occurs when there is a rapid pressure drop pressure – over 24 hours.

"The Storm of the Bomb Cyclone was clearly on the blizzard side of the snowfall and frozen ground that was unable

CNN's Marlena Baldacci, Dave Hennen, Monica Garrett, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Nicole Chavez contributed to this report.


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