Thousands Flee Rising Waters In Iowa, Ill.

The Nebraska National Guard executed a helicopter rescue in Arlington during the flood. USA TODAY

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The "bomb cyclone" storm that bloated rivers as it roared through much of the Midwest last week combined with spring snowmelt Sunday to drive some Midwest rivers to record levels and forced people in hundreds of homes to evacuate.

At least two deaths were blamed on flooding. Two other men have been missing for days.

Some areas must brace for more rain Tuesday, forecasters said. 

Tuesday's storm won't match last week's "bomb cyclone" that triggered heavy snow, howling winds and several tornadoes, AccuWeather meteorologist Jim Andrews said. But he said up to another inch of rain could fall on areas that have no place to put the water.

"That could trigger new or aggravate problems if that rain targets the areas hit hardest by the flooding," he said.

The governors of Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency. Roads and highways were closed. Amtrak said some trains in the region were delayed and other canceled. 

Overall, as of Monday morning, about 9 million people in some 14 states live where a flood warning is in effect, the National Weather Service said.

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The Rock River crested its banks and floods a home on Old Harlem Road on March 16, 2019, in Machesney Park, Ill. (Photo: Scott P. Yates, AP)

The Missouri River between Omaha and Kansas City could remain at or near record levels through most of this week as runoff from flooded streams and rivers flows downstream, AccuWeather said.

In Nebraska, Offutt Air Force Base was under siege from the rising water. Base officials finally called off a furious sandbagging effort, saying the water was rising too fast to be stopped.

Much of the base, home to almost 9,000 service members, was underwater Sunday. It was open to essential personnel only.

"We have about 2 feet of water in the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility," 55th Wing Commander Col. Michael Manion said. "All streets south and east of the Field House are impassible."

Interstate 29 was shut down from Omaha to Rockport, Missouri. Last week, Columbus, Nebraska, farmer James Wilke, 50, died when a bridge collapsed as he used a tractor to rescue a stranded motorists.

"All evacuation notices, suggested and mandatory, are strongly encouraged," the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said. "By ignoring evacuation recommendations, extraction requests made later may be delayed."

Fast moving water was approaching the town of Thurman, IA. This is likely the result of levee breeches in the area. Evacuation operations were beginning for the town. #iawx

— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) March 17, 2019

More than 2,000 Iowans have fled their homes since heavy rains triggered flooding last week. The Missouri River in Fremont County, Iowa, rose two feet above its previous record level on Sunday. Authorities ordered evacuation of the town of Thurman's more than 200 residents.

"Fast moving water was approaching the town of Thurman," the National Weather Service warned Sunday. "This is likely the result of levee breaches in the area. Evacuation operations were beginning."

County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius said the swift current added to the danger.

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At least two people died in the historic Midwest flooding caused by a bomb cyclone storm. USA TODAY

“This wasn’t a gradual rise,” Crecelius said. “It’s flowing fast and it’s open country – there’s nothing there to slow it down.”

Aleido Rojas Galan, 55, died after he and two other men tried to drive around a "road closed" barricade, Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope said Saturday. All three escaped the vehicle, and Galan was found clinging to a tree in the water. 

Galan was flown to a Nebraska hospital where he died. The other men were treated for their injuries.

Parts of Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin were also facing flooding. Several Wisconsin communities have been evacuated since Friday night. 

"The massive flooding impacting our state can be overwhelming," Gov. Tony Evers said. 

Contributing: Doyle Rice, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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Cory Wiemelt of Quincy, Ill., the new owner of the Hawg Pit BBQ, passes the day playing fetch with his dog Abbie, while keeping an eye on his bar located along a flooded part of W. Main Street, Tuesday, March, 26, 2019,  in Grafton, Ill. "We are located at the lowest spot in town. I knew that when I bought the place," said Wiemelt. "I just have to wait for the water to go down before I can start cleaning up," he said.
Cory Wiemelt of Quincy, Ill., the new owner of the Hawg Pit BBQ, passes the day playing fetch with his dog Abbie, while keeping an eye on his bar located along a flooded part of W. Main Street, Tuesday, March, 26, 2019, in Grafton, Ill. "We are located at the lowest spot in town. I knew that when I bought the place," said Wiemelt. "I just have to wait for the water to go down before I can start cleaning up," he said. Laurie Skrivan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP>FullscreenIn this Monday, March 25, 2019 photo, tribal employees bring water, to elders and others who were stranded in their homes on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation  near Porcupine, S.D., following spring flooding.
In this Monday, March 25, 2019 photo, tribal employees bring water, to elders and others who were stranded in their homes on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near Porcupine, S.D., following spring flooding. Ryan Hermens, Rapid City Journal via AP>FullscreenFloodwater surrounds a farm on March 22, 2019 near Craig, Mo. Midwest states are battling some of the worst floodings they have experienced in decades as rain and snowmelt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding.
Floodwater surrounds a farm on March 22, 2019 near Craig, Mo. Midwest states are battling some of the worst floodings they have experienced in decades as rain and snowmelt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenMike Rasnic sits on the front porch of his home which is surrounded by floodwater on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo.
Mike Rasnic sits on the front porch of his home which is surrounded by floodwater on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenFloodwater covers the towns streets on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo.
Floodwater covers the towns streets on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenA tractor heads into town on Highway  59  on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo.
A tractor heads into town on Highway 59 on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenFloodwater surrounds the town on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo.
Floodwater surrounds the town on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Mo. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenAn angel statuary graces a yard near Hansen Lake Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Residents were allowed into the area for the first time since floodwaters overtook several homes. Flooding in Nebraska has caused an estimated $1.4 billion in damage. The state received Trump's federal disaster assistance approval on Thursday.
An angel statuary graces a yard near Hansen Lake Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Residents were allowed into the area for the first time since floodwaters overtook several homes. Flooding in Nebraska has caused an estimated $1.4 billion in damage. The state received Trump's federal disaster assistance approval on Thursday. Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenSteve O'Donnell works to open a skylight while standing in floodwaters inside a home Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb.
Steve O'Donnell works to open a skylight while standing in floodwaters inside a home Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenA boat passes by grain bins which are surrounded by floodwater on March 21, 2019 in Craig, Mo. The town of Craig is completely surrounded by floodwater. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding.
A boat passes by grain bins which are surrounded by floodwater on March 21, 2019 in Craig, Mo. The town of Craig is completely surrounded by floodwater. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenRick Johnson, left, helps Larry Whetsel recovers possessions from his flooded home on March 21, 2019 in Craig, Missouri.
Rick Johnson, left, helps Larry Whetsel recovers possessions from his flooded home on March 21, 2019 in Craig, Missouri. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenA home is surrounded by floodwater on March 21, 2019 in Craig, Missouri.
A home is surrounded by floodwater on March 21, 2019 in Craig, Missouri. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenA structure is surrounded by floodwater on March 21, 2019 in Atchison, Kansas. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding.
A structure is surrounded by floodwater on March 21, 2019 in Atchison, Kansas. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenLori Steinauer walks through the flooded kitchen of her cabin Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Ashland, Neb.
Lori Steinauer walks through the flooded kitchen of her cabin Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Ashland, Neb. Brendan Sullivan, The World-Herald via AP>FullscreenLori Steinauer walks through a patio area at her flooded cabin Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Ashland, Neb.
Lori Steinauer walks through a patio area at her flooded cabin Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Ashland, Neb. Brendan Sullivan, The World-Herald via AP>FullscreenFrom left, Ethan Perez, Keith Pfeifer and Ean Pennell, 3, are evacuated from their residences in Manitowoc, Wis., by firefighters Kevin Fabian, left, and Garrett Grissom, right, after an ice jam on the Manitowoc River flooded the block Thursday, March 21, 2019.
From left, Ethan Perez, Keith Pfeifer and Ean Pennell, 3, are evacuated from their residences in Manitowoc, Wis., by firefighters Kevin Fabian, left, and Garrett Grissom, right, after an ice jam on the Manitowoc River flooded the block Thursday, March 21, 2019. Joshua Clark, The Post-Crescent via AP>FullscreenI-29 at the intersection of Highway 34, flood waters continue to overwhelm the surrounding communities on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa.
I-29 at the intersection of Highway 34, flood waters continue to overwhelm the surrounding communities on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa. BRIAN POWERS AND CHELSEA LEWIS, The Des Moines Register via USA TODAY Network>FullscreenThe I-29 Hwy 34 Campground is swamped with water leaving RV's stranded on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa.
The I-29 Hwy 34 Campground is swamped with water leaving RV's stranded on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa. BRIAN POWERS AND CHELSEA LEWIS, The Des Moines Register via USA TODAY Network>FullscreenA motel sits inundated with flood water at the intersection of Highway 34 and Interstate 29 on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa.
A motel sits inundated with flood water at the intersection of Highway 34 and Interstate 29 on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa. BRIAN POWERS AND CHELSEA LEWIS, The Des Moines Register via USA TODAY Network>FullscreenHighway 34 disappears into flood waters just west of I-29 on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa.
Highway 34 disappears into flood waters just west of I-29 on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa. BRIAN POWERS, The Des Moines Register via USA TODAY Network>FullscreenThe I-29 Hwy 34 Campground is swamped with water leaving RV's stranded on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa.
The I-29 Hwy 34 Campground is swamped with water leaving RV's stranded on March 20, 2019, in Mills County, Iowa. BRIAN POWERS AND CHELSEA LEWIS, The Des Moines Register via USA TODAY Network>FullscreenPeople in a boat float down floodwaters that cover Washington Street on March 20, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa.
People in a boat float down floodwaters that cover Washington Street on March 20, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa. CHRIS MACHIAN, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenBoaters travel down a flooded street on March 20, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa. Although flood water in the town has started to recede many homes and businesses remain surrounded by water.
Boaters travel down a flooded street on March 20, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa. Although flood water in the town has started to recede many homes and businesses remain surrounded by water. SCOTT OLSON, Getty Images>FullscreenBill Peeler helps his friend Kathy Drummond remove items from her flooded home on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa.
Bill Peeler helps his friend Kathy Drummond remove items from her flooded home on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. SCOTT OLSON, Getty Images>FullscreenKathy Drummond recovers items from her flooded home on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa.
Kathy Drummond recovers items from her flooded home on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. SCOTT OLSON, Getty Images>FullscreenA vintage car sits in flood water on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa.
A vintage car sits in flood water on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. SCOTT OLSON, Getty Images>FullscreenA massive ice jam clogs up the Minnesota River near Seven Mile Creek Park south of St. Peter, Minn. Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
A massive ice jam clogs up the Minnesota River near Seven Mile Creek Park south of St. Peter, Minn. Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Pat Christman, The Free Press via AP>FullscreenHomes and businesses are surrounded by floodwater on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding.
Homes and businesses are surrounded by floodwater on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenHomes and businesses are surrounded by floodwater on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa.
Homes and businesses are surrounded by floodwater on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenTwo men look at a raging Minnesota River beneath the Highway 99 bridge Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in St. Peter. High water is threatening to close the bridge.
Two men look at a raging Minnesota River beneath the Highway 99 bridge Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in St. Peter. High water is threatening to close the bridge. Pat Christman, The Free Press via AP>FullscreenWater flows across State Highway 93 south of Henderson Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Three of the four highways leading into the town are closed because of flooding.
Water flows across State Highway 93 south of Henderson Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Three of the four highways leading into the town are closed because of flooding. Pat Christman, The Free Press via AP>FullscreenHenderson firefighters put the finishing touches on a floodwall across Highway 19 Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Henderson, Minn.
Henderson firefighters put the finishing touches on a floodwall across Highway 19 Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Henderson, Minn. Pat Christman, The Free Press via AP>FullscreenStudents and teachers from Minnesota New Country School in Henderson, Minn., help stack sandbags on a pallet Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Students and teachers from Minnesota New Country School in Henderson, Minn., help stack sandbags on a pallet Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Pat Christman, The Free Press via AP>FullscreenA boater travels down a flooded street on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Although flood water in the town has started to recede many homes and businesses in the town remain surrounded by water. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding.
A boater travels down a flooded street on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Although flood water in the town has started to recede many homes and businesses in the town remain surrounded by water. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. At least three deaths have been linked to the flooding. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenA home sits in flood water on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Although flood water in the town has started to recede many homes and businesses remain surrounded by water.
A home sits in flood water on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Although flood water in the town has started to recede many homes and businesses remain surrounded by water. Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenFlood waters surround homes and farmland outside of Glenwood Neb.  March 20, 2019.
Flood waters surround homes and farmland outside of Glenwood Neb. March 20, 2019. Brian Powers and Chelsea Lewis/USA TODAY NETWORK>FullscreenFlood waters surround homes and farmland outside of Glenwood Neb.  March 20, 2019.
Flood waters surround homes and farmland outside of Glenwood Neb. March 20, 2019. Brian Powers and Chelsea Lewis/USA TODAY NETWORK>FullscreenIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds shakes Vice President Mike Pence's hand in Omaha, Neb. on, March 19, 2019, after they toured by helicopter areas flooded by the Missouri River.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds shakes Vice President Mike Pence's hand in Omaha, Neb. on, March 19, 2019, after they toured by helicopter areas flooded by the Missouri River. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenVice President Mike Pence, right, and Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts thank volunteers at a shelter for those displaced by floods, at Elkhorn Middle school in Omaha, Neb. on March 19, 2019.
Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts thank volunteers at a shelter for those displaced by floods, at Elkhorn Middle school in Omaha, Neb. on March 19, 2019. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenFloodwater from the Missouri River inundates cities and farmland on the western edge of Iowa on March 18, 2019.
Floodwater from the Missouri River inundates cities and farmland on the western edge of Iowa on March 18, 2019. KELSEY KREMER, Des Moines Register via USA TODAY Network>FullscreenMike Loeffler clears mud from his driveway while dealing with the aftermath of major flooding on March 19, 2019, in North Bend, Neb.  The president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau says farm and ranch losses due to the devastating flooding could reach $1 billion in the state.
Mike Loeffler clears mud from his driveway while dealing with the aftermath of major flooding on March 19, 2019, in North Bend, Neb. The president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau says farm and ranch losses due to the devastating flooding could reach $1 billion in the state. BRENDAN SULLIVAN, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenJake Nebuda removes damaged items from the basement of home on March 19, 2019, in North Bend, Neb. The home had over 40 inches of water in it earlier this week.
Jake Nebuda removes damaged items from the basement of home on March 19, 2019, in North Bend, Neb. The home had over 40 inches of water in it earlier this week. BRENDAN SULLIVAN, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenFloodwater from the Missouri River inundates cities and farmland on the western edge of Iowa on March 18, 2019.
Floodwater from the Missouri River inundates cities and farmland on the western edge of Iowa on March 18, 2019. KELSEY KREMER, Des Moines Register via USA TODAY Network>FullscreenThe entire city of Pacific Junction is underwater as floodwater from the Missouri and Platte Rivers inundate the town, on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Mills County. The city was evacuated overnight as the water continued to rise.
The entire city of Pacific Junction is underwater as floodwater from the Missouri and Platte Rivers inundate the town, on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Mills County. The city was evacuated overnight as the water continued to rise. Kelsey Kremer/The Register>FullscreenAndrew Bauer and Shawn Shonerd bring in supplies to the Bellwood, Neb. area, March 18, 2019. Much of the area was heavily impacted by flooding along the Platte River.
Andrew Bauer and Shawn Shonerd bring in supplies to the Bellwood, Neb. area, March 18, 2019. Much of the area was heavily impacted by flooding along the Platte River. BRENDAN SULLIVAN, AP>FullscreenFloodwater from the Missouri River inundates cities and farmland on the western edge of Iowa on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Floodwater from the Missouri River inundates cities and farmland on the western edge of Iowa on Monday, March 18, 2019. Kelsey Kremer/The Register>FullscreenVolunteers fill sandbags in preparation for flooding along the Missouri River in St Joseph, Mo. on March 18, 2019.
Volunteers fill sandbags in preparation for flooding along the Missouri River in St Joseph, Mo. on March 18, 2019. ORLIN WAGNER, AP>FullscreenLana Brandt checks out the rising water on the south side of Hamburg, Iowa, on March 17, 2019. Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees.
Lana Brandt checks out the rising water on the south side of Hamburg, Iowa, on March 17, 2019. Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. RYAN SODERLIN, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenTrino Nuno and his dog Tyson navigate flooded streets in Fremont, Neb. on March 18, 2019.
Trino Nuno and his dog Tyson navigate flooded streets in Fremont, Neb. on March 18, 2019. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenVolunteers load supplies flown in to the Fremont, Neb., airport by volunteer pilots, on March 18, 2019. Walled off by massive flooding, Fremont is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. Authorities say flooding from the Platte River and other waterways is so bad that just one highway lane into Fremont remains uncovered, and access to that road is severely restricted. Airport officials estimate that more than 500 people have caught flights on small aircraft flown by volunteers.
Volunteers load supplies flown in to the Fremont, Neb., airport by volunteer pilots, on March 18, 2019. Walled off by massive flooding, Fremont is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. Authorities say flooding from the Platte River and other waterways is so bad that just one highway lane into Fremont remains uncovered, and access to that road is severely restricted. Airport officials estimate that more than 500 people have caught flights on small aircraft flown by volunteers. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenAkashi Haynes, left, and her daughter Tabitha Viers carry their belongings rescued from their flooded home in Fremont, Neb., on March 18, 2019.
Akashi Haynes, left, and her daughter Tabitha Viers carry their belongings rescued from their flooded home in Fremont, Neb., on March 18, 2019. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenGabe Schmidt, owner of Liquid Trucking, back right, travels by air boat with Glenn Wyles, top left, Mitch Snyder, bottom right, and Juan Jacobo, bottom left, as they survey damage from the flood waters of the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., on March 17, 2019.
Gabe Schmidt, owner of Liquid Trucking, back right, travels by air boat with Glenn Wyles, top left, Mitch Snyder, bottom right, and Juan Jacobo, bottom left, as they survey damage from the flood waters of the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., on March 17, 2019. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenA BNSF train sits in flood waters from the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb. on March 17, 2019.
A BNSF train sits in flood waters from the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb. on March 17, 2019. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenPeople watch the rising waters from the Platte and Missouri rivers which flooded areas of Plattsmouth, Neb., on March 17, 2019.
People watch the rising waters from the Platte and Missouri rivers which flooded areas of Plattsmouth, Neb., on March 17, 2019. NATI HARNIK, AP>FullscreenFlooding at the Camp Ashland in Ashland, Neb. on March 17, 2019. The levee to the north of the camp broke and water from the swollen Platte River poured thousands of gallons of water into the low-lying area trapping vehicles on the high ground and damaging buildings.
Flooding at the Camp Ashland in Ashland, Neb. on March 17, 2019. The levee to the north of the camp broke and water from the swollen Platte River poured thousands of gallons of water into the low-lying area trapping vehicles on the high ground and damaging buildings. STAFF SGT. HERSCHEL TALLEY, Nebraska National Guard via EPA-EFE>FullscreenOffutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in  Bellevue, Neb. on March 17, 2019.
Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in Bellevue, Neb. on March 17, 2019. TECH. SGT. RACHELLE BLAKE, EPA-EFE>FullscreenFlooding at the Camp Ashland in Ashland, Neb. on March 17, 2019. The levee to the north of the camp broke and water from the swollen Platte River poured thousands of gallons of water into the low-lying area trapping vehicles on the high ground and damaging buildings.
Flooding at the Camp Ashland in Ashland, Neb. on March 17, 2019. The levee to the north of the camp broke and water from the swollen Platte River poured thousands of gallons of water into the low-lying area trapping vehicles on the high ground and damaging buildings. STAFF SGT. HERSCHEL TALLEY, Nebraska National Guard via EPA-EFE>FullscreenA church is surrounded by floodwater from the Pecatonica River on March 18, 2019, in Freeport, Ill.
A church is surrounded by floodwater from the Pecatonica River on March 18, 2019, in Freeport, Ill. SCOTT OLSON, Getty Images>FullscreenA crowd gathers to watch residents make their way in and out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Nebraska and Iowa as levees succumbed to the rush of water.
A crowd gathers to watch residents make their way in and out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Nebraska and Iowa as levees succumbed to the rush of water. Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenAnthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Nebraska and Iowa as levees succumbed to the rush of water.
Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Nebraska and Iowa as levees succumbed to the rush of water. Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenLuke Thomas and Air Force Tech Sgt. Vanessa Vidaurre look at a flooded portion of Offutt Air Force Base Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb.
Luke Thomas and Air Force Tech Sgt. Vanessa Vidaurre look at a flooded portion of Offutt Air Force Base Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Z LONG, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenThe Elkhorn River consumes a section of western Douglas County Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Omaha, Neb.
The Elkhorn River consumes a section of western Douglas County Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenThe city of Valley is inundated with floodwaters Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Valley, Neb.
The city of Valley is inundated with floodwaters Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Valley, Neb. Jeff Bundy, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenThe Rock River crested its banks and floods Shore Drive, seen here on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from the Bauer Parkway bridge in Machesney Park, Ill. Many rivers and creeks in the Midwest are at record levels after days of snow and rain.
The Rock River crested its banks and floods Shore Drive, seen here on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from the Bauer Parkway bridge in Machesney Park, Ill. Many rivers and creeks in the Midwest are at record levels after days of snow and rain. Scott P. Yates, Rockford Register Star via AP>FullscreenGeese fly above highway 34 near Platteview, Neb., Saturday, March 16, 2019, as floodwaters from the Missouri River cover the highway and surrounding farmland. Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate along eastern Nebraska rivers as a massive late-winter storm has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks throughout the Midwest.
Geese fly above highway 34 near Platteview, Neb., Saturday, March 16, 2019, as floodwaters from the Missouri River cover the highway and surrounding farmland. Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate along eastern Nebraska rivers as a massive late-winter storm has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks throughout the Midwest. Nati Harnik, AP>FullscreenHorses that were being boarded in Inglewood, Neb., are moved through floodwaters to higher ground in Fremont Neb., Friday, March 15, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain, record-setting, in some places, that swept through the West and Midwest.
Horses that were being boarded in Inglewood, Neb., are moved through floodwaters to higher ground in Fremont Neb., Friday, March 15, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain, record-setting, in some places, that swept through the West and Midwest. Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald via AP>FullscreenFloodwaters lap close to the front yards of homes on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Freeport, Ill. Rising waters along the Pecatonica and Rock rivers have flooded homes in northern Illinois.
Floodwaters lap close to the front yards of homes on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Freeport, Ill. Rising waters along the Pecatonica and Rock rivers have flooded homes in northern Illinois. Scott P Yates, Rockford Register Star via AP>FullscreenJames Snider drives a mini front-end loader to carry sand while building a berm with friends around his Ventura Boulevard home on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Freeport, Ill. Rising waters along the Pecatonica and Rock rivers have flooded homes in northern Illinois.
James Snider drives a mini front-end loader to carry sand while building a berm with friends around his Ventura Boulevard home on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Freeport, Ill. Rising waters along the Pecatonica and Rock rivers have flooded homes in northern Illinois. Scott P Yates, Rockford Register Star via AP>Fullscreen

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