80-year-old woman trapped in home among 3 dead from historic flooding in Midwest
An 80-year-old woman who was trapped in her home is the third fatality from historic floods overwhelming parts of the Midwest.
At least 16 rivers are flooding, with the worst along the Nebraska and Iowa border.
One reason the flooding is so severe is because of the region’s massive snow accumulations and sudden rise in temperatures.
The dangerous flooding, caused by snow melt, ice jams and last week’s rainfall, washed away roads and bridges, isolating some communities.
Sen. Sasse, Sen. Gragert, and I visited Niobrara for their community meeting today over the noon hour at the fire hall. There is unbelievable devastation that has wiped out everything from the Highway 12 bridge to the cafe. But their community spirit remains strong. pic.twitter.com/PXSZwZLFIb