Levee fails in Nemaha County, Nebraska along Missouri River

Rivers Rise Watching for Ice Jams

Rivers Rise Watching for Ice Jams

The NWS reckons there is a 10 percent chance that the river crests at least 38 feet, above the highest ever recorded by the Army Corps of Engineers in July of 1993.

The swollen Missouri threatened a nuclear power plant in southeastern Nebraska.

New Hamburg and Ayr along the Nith River are under a flood warning with water levels expected to peak in New Hamburg Friday afternoon and Saturday morning in Ayr.

A second Nebraska man died at a hospital in Lincoln after being caught in floodwaters across the state line in Iowa, according to the Fremont County, Iowa, Sheriff's Office.

Rescue and evacuation efforts have been continuing in many areas of eastern Nebraska, where a deluge of recent rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers. Warming weather and rapid snow melt is in the forecast for the area, but no further rain is in the short range forecast.

Grand River (Grand Valley): Flood coordinators in Grand Valley are advised to monitor conditions and prepare to close Highway 25 through Grand Valley.

"That's how fast the water was coming up", Martin said.

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If the status is upgraded to a flood warning, they should turn off their gas, water and electricity, move their family, pets and vehicle to safety, and move any precious possessions upstairs. But it's expected to crest Wednesday or Thursday at 29.3 feet - more than two feet above major flooding level.

Western Douglas County in east central Nebraska...

The flood warning also continues for the South Raccoon River at Redfield or from the Middle Raccoon River to the North Raccoon River. Floodwalls protect city to 20 feet.

The powerful wind and snow that created huge snowdrifts in cattle country also closed hundreds of miles of interstates in the Dakotas. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem opened that state's emergency operations center and said an emergency declaration was being prepared.

Early Friday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol closed Interstate 29 at US 136 near Rock Port, Missouri, and north to the Iowa border due to flooding conditions.

Ricketts also tweeted a list of ways the public can help those afflicted by the catastrophic floods. Water in that location is now subsiding, but only after a portion of the city was submerged.

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