Historic Flooding in Nebraska, Missouri & Iowa Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Missing

March 19, 2019

More than 10 million people in the Midwest and Great Plans are still under flood warnings following what the National Weather Service called "major and historical river flooding" along the Missouri and Mississippi river basins. NBC News reports that a 55-year-old man from Iowa died when he was overtaken by rising waters and a 50-year-old farmer in Nebraska was swept away by the flood while using his tractor to help others escape. Additionally, an 80-year-old Nebraska woman was found dead after rescuers couldn't get to her home due to rising floodwaters. There are two men who are also missing and presumed dead. “This really is the most devastating flooding we’ve probably ever had in our state’s history," Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said on Monday.