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Massive floods follow in Bomb Cycloons Wake, with Nebraska floods possibly worst in 50 years



A pickup truck is swept away at flood waters in Norfolk, Nebraska on March 1
5, 2019
Photo: Nati Harnik (AP)

Historical flood has followed the "bomb cyclone" that hit central United States this week, with USA Today reports that Nebraska experienced what might be the worst floods in half a century. Flooding has continued to fluctuate in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska, according to CNN.

A bomb cyclone occurs when – as it happened last week when a storm that began to form in the southwest swept over the central American pressure drops dramatically in a short period of time, a phenomenon called "explosive bombogenes". It is rare to happen inland, and this week's storm resulted in severe weather over a huge stretch of land.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts characterized the situation on Friday as "historic flooding and extreme weather in almost every part of the state". Flood teams throughout Nebraska have rescued stranded civilians since Thursday, CNN wrote.

that a man in the state of Columbus Columbus farmer James Wilke had a distress call, led out on his tractor and died when a bridge collapsed:

According to CNN affiliate KMTV published a close family member on social media about his last moment.

"It's no surprise to anyone who knew James it when he received phone calls to help emergency room … his answer would be yes," Jodi L. Hefti wrote on Facebook.

"With the guidance of the emergency department, James drove his tractor across the Shell Creek bridge on Monestary Road and the bridge issued. James and the tractor went down into the flood water below."

Some 15 members of a Platte Valley rescue team that helped residents around King Lake were stranded until the Nebraska National Guard troops rescued them with a Black Hawk helicopter. At least four Nebraska state highways were washed or damaged, the United States wrote today.

In summary, the paper reported that disaster declarations had existed in 41 cities and 53 of Nebraska 93 counties. Two additional people are missing and about 900 need to take shelter in temporary protection.

While flood warnings and counseling remained in effect on Saturday in "parts of eastern Nebraska, Iowa and southern Wisconsin", according to National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center, much of the worst over, except along areas bordering Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and their tributaries. "Many places" in these regions will continue to have large to historic flooding at least early next week thanks to heavy precipitation earlier in the week falling on frozen ground and a deep snow package leading to intense and rapid melting. 19659005] [CNN/USA Today]


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