Flooding in wake of 'bomb cyclone' threatens Nebraska nuclear plant

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The Missouri National Guard also temporarily relocated the 139th Airlift Wing's C-130s from Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph as a precaution.

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.

The National Weather Service's hydrograph for the Missouri River at Nebraska City indicates record flooding at Nebraska City.

The city of Valley, just west of Omaha, was put on alert Friday to be ready to evacuate should the Elkhorn River rise more. "The snow is melting, and we've had some torrential rains, and that's created torrential flooding", Becker told NPR. If ice becomes trapped along the river it could mean drastically increased water levels behind it, depending on severity and potentially happening very quickly. Darlington is in the midst of its third flood in a year, which is expected to be the worst since 1993 in that location. Gass Haney Funeral Home confirmed James Wilke's death.

In addition to Wilke, two other men are missing and presumed dead.

A second, unidentified man may have been swept away Thursday when the Spencer Dam collapsed on the Niobrara River.

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Columbus, at the meeting point of the Platte and Loup rivers in southeastern Nebraska, has also been particularly hard hit. They warned those who choose to ignore calls to evacuate that rescues would be attempted only during daylight hours.

If you are within these boundaries, you are urged to get out immediately.

Barjenbruch said the results have been incredibly damaging in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Rescues and evacuations are continuing throughout impacted areas and the rising Missouri River in the town of Brownville, Nebraska, meant officials were preparing to shut down the Cooper Nuclear Power Station, according to a press release. The Mississippi recorded moderate flooding Saturday from Rock Island, Illinois, south to Burlington, Iowa. There remains some uncertainty in the current track of this weather system which may impact the timing and amount of rainfall and snow melt associated with this event.

If the status is upgraded to a flood warning, they should turn off their gas, water and electricity, move their family, pets and auto to safety, and move any precious possessions upstairs.

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