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Nebraska faces over $1.3 billion in flood losses

Nebraska faces over $1.3 billion in flood losses

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The “bomb cyclone” that swept through the Midwest this week has caused more than $1 billion of flood damage in Nebraska, the state’s governor said Wednesday. At least three people have been killed in Nebraska and Iowa. Heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt have caused catastrophic flooding across the Missouri River Basin, and three-fourths of Nebraska’s 93 counties have declared an emergency, Gov. Pete Ricketts said. The cost of the damage has surpassed $1.3 billion, state officials said, according to The Associated Press. That includes $449 million in damage to roads, levees and other infrastructure; $440 million in crop losses; and $400 million in cattle losses. Ricketts estimated that more than 2,000 homes and 340 businesses were damaged or destroyed by the flood, at a cost of $85 million. The state is seeking a federal disaster declaration, which would quickly free up funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Ricketts spoke with Vice President Pence this week to discuss…
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