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Nebraska flooding: Evacuations in areas west of Omaha after levee failure



The emergency is for the areas around the Valley, west of Omaha, between the Platte and Elkhorn rivers after a bank failed on the Union dam, the National Meteorological Service said.

The Omaha-Valley office of meteorological services said he was evacuating his staff.

"This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation," the meteorological service said. "Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area prone to flooding or under an evacuation order."
Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest are facing severe flooding this weekend in the wake of a powerful "cyclone bomb" such as [2]
Communities in this state and Iowa and South Dakota they remain under a flood alarm because rain and snow melt on Friday.
  Darlington, Wisconsin, is facing the worst flooding since the early years & # 39; 90.

"Floods of small streams and poor drainage of urban areas Continued in southeastern South Dakota, northeastern Nebraska and northwestern Iowa, while frozen water and water levels in major systems "River flows slowed down flood waters in many localities," the National Weather Service said.

"Excessive runoff from previous precipitations (e) sno The melting will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, roads and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and flat areas." Wisconsin also fought high water and a flood warning in effect until Saturday morning. The region is experiencing road closures due to flooding caused by snow melt, precipitation, icy terrain and ice jams.

In Fond du Lac floods occurred on the Fond du Lac river due to an ice jam, meteorologists said, while other areas involved included Lodi in Columbia County, Darlington in Lafayette County, Prairie du Sac in the county of Sauk and DeForest in Dane County.

The hurricane of the bomb heads north to Canada

The intense bomb cyclone that brought snowstorm conditions in the region was shifting to Canada on Friday

Expected conditions dangerous weather conditions for millions of people under surveillance, warning or advice as they headed east and then north.

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A bomb storm occurs when there is a rapid drop in pressure, with a decrease of at least 24 millibars – a measure of atmosphere pressure – over 24 hours. This storm dropped 33 millibars from Tuesday to Wednesday.

"Although the attention of the cyclone of the bomb was clearly on the side of the storm, the area to the east of the bottom collected significant rainfall on top of the existing snow cover and frozen ground that it was unable to absorb rain and runoff water, "said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Heavy rains have caused severe flooding and damaged roads and bridges in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.

a motorboat to save residents in Gretna. The Mead Fire Department was helping people near Horseshoe Lake. The Columbus police department warned residents to stay away from the Black Bridge. It is believed that a person disappears in Boyd County when a dam collapsed and a house was washed downstream.

Dave Hennen of CNN, Monica Garrett, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Nicole Chavez contributed to this report.


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