Rivers have reached historic levels in 41 locations across the Midwest, creating devastating flooding that has killed at least three people, forced countless evacuations, breached dams and levees, damaged hundreds of homes and flooded a military base.
The death toll from the flooding rose to three when an unidentified man died after refusing to leave his home according to news sources. In addition, a Norfolk, Nebraska, a man died and two others were injured when they drove around a flood barrier in Freemont County, Iowa, on Friday and were swept away. On Thursday, a Nebraska farmer died after attempting a rescue in high water.
Two other men are missing and presumed dead in Nebraska. The deaths add weight to the grim statistics in the ongoing flood disaster. On Sunday, the Sarpy County Nebraska Sheriff’s office said that at least 500 homes were ruined by floodwaters that overtopped two levees
The total number of homes and businesses lost in the disaster is likely much greater than estimates given so far. We will keep you updated with more happenings.