This is catastrophic for Nebraska!
11-foot wall of water: Nebraska dam breaks
‘A lot of buildings washed away. They were pretty much swept right down the river’
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At a Glance
- Preparations were being made to shut down a nuclear power plant along the rising Missouri River.
- Nebraska emergency management spokesman said there is no safety concerns at the plant.
- Fremont, Nebraska, the state’s sixth largest city, became cut off by floodwaters.
- Two levees were breached Saturday morning north of Fremont, triggering mandatory evacuations.
- A Nebraska farmer was killed trying to rescue a stranded motorist. Two others are missing.
Nebraska’s sixth largest city has become “an island” amid historic flooding in parts of the Midwest that has left one man dead, forced a mandatory evacuations, breached dams and levees and may force a nuclear power plant to shut down out of an abundance of caution.
Fremont, Nebraska, lies about 40 miles northeast of Omaha and is home to more than 26,000 residents. As of Friday afternoon, flooded roadways coming in and out of the city were closed, leaving the city cut off, the Fremont Tribune reported.
“We are asking people to stay out of the area. We are getting a lot of sightseers, and it’s impeding crew from getting sandbags and fill (material) to where we need to go,” Lottie Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the city, told the Omaha World-Herald.
On Saturday, two levees were breached northwest of the city, triggering a flash flood emergency and mandatory evacuations. One of the two breaches was later patched.
(Lincoln Journal Star) From their offices in Lincoln early Thursday, hydrologists with the U.S. Geological Survey were monitoring the final few moments of a stream gauge more than 200 miles away, on the Niobrara River.
It was hinting at something catastrophic.