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US weather: Midwest braces for further floods after deadly storms hit Nebraska and Iowa

US weather: Midwest braces for further floods after deadly storms hit Nebraska and IowaHeavy flooding could return to the midwest this week with rain predicted to pummel the US region, forecasters warn. Floods were unleashed last week by a ‘bomb cyclone’ storm, forcing thousands from their homes in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri, killing at least three. Although floodwaters have receded in recent days, more damage is possible as spring rains arrive and more snow in northern states melts and flows into rivers.



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US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwest

US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwestRecord floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states have started retreating, but more inclement weather continues to threaten Montana and the Dakotas for weeks to come. High flood waters have already returned in the western Dakotas, northwest Nebraska and central and eastern Montana, along smaller rivers that feed into the Missouri. Once the weather warms up, river ice breaks up into giant chunks, which float down the river stream and can cause a jam, which in turn induces flooding, David Roth, a meteorologist with the NWS’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, told Reuters on Monday.



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'I lost my Dad's bible.' Wrenching stories from Midwest floods, which have cost at least $3 billion

'I lost my Dad's bible.' Wrenching stories from Midwest floods, which have cost at least $  3 billionMidwest flooding that has overwhelmed levees and swamped wide swaths of Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa is creating a 'slow-moving natural disaster' that's cost $ 3 billion.



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Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for monthsST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.



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Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $  1.6B damage in IowaDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $ 1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $ 3 billion.



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Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags

Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbagsFlooding of the Missouri River triggered by last week’s so-called “bomb cyclone” storm has already inflicted damage estimated at nearly $ 1.5 billion in Nebraska, killed at least four people in Nebraska and Iowa and left a man missing below Nebraska’s collapsed Spencer Dam. Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency for his state as high water forced evacuations of several small farm communities. Larger towns from St. Joseph to Kansas City braced for additional flooding forecast through the weekend.



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U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floodsWINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) – Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could – in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $ 1 billion in Nebraska alone.



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U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floodsWINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) – Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could – in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $ 1 billion in Nebraska alone.



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More flood waters rising in storm damaged U.S. Midwest

More flood waters rising in storm damaged U.S. MidwestAs icy, lethal flood waters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River. Flooding from last week’s storm has already caused nearly $ 1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killed at least four people with another missing. “This isn’t over,” said David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center.



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Flooding will continue into next week in storm-ravaged Midwest

Flooding will continue into next week in storm-ravaged MidwestFloods driven by rain and melting snow have affected several states, with four people killed and one missing after storms.



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