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Heavy rains add new flood threat along Missouri River

It’s shortly after 3:00 a.m. Monday. The rain is still skidding off my roof in Lincoln, Neb., after the second deluge of this night. I’m worried for areas east of us along the Missouri River where flooding is already at … Continue reading

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Missouri River turns Midwest areas into Waterworld

Heavy rains this week have compounded historic flooding on the Missouri River in parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas, rendering many towns, villages and rural areas a Midwestern version of Waterworld.  As I write this update tonight, … Continue reading

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Hamburg’s last hope against the flooding Missouri River

Missouri River floodwaters have reached the secondary levee that serves as the last line of defense for the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg. With floodwaters on their doorstep, Hamburg Fire Chief Dan Sturm says the secondary levee is the only … Continue reading

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Missouri River floodwaters bear down on Hamburg, Iowa

The flooding Missouri River breaks through a levee and bears down on Hamburg, Iowa. Continue reading

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The Missouri River roars and humbles

One thing I like about the Midwest is that powerful weather still rules at times. Conversely, one of the things I fear about living here is that weather still rules at times.  All humans can do is bear witness, take … Continue reading

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