Historic flooding in the Plains and Midwest

Heavy rain, snow melt and ice jams have devastated communities as the National Guard used helicopters to rescue people from roofs. ABC News' Marcus Moore reports.
2:02 | 03/18/19

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And with the historic flood emergency across the midwest massive storm and melting snow have combined to raise reverse to record levels forcing people to flee their homes. Satellite images showing area and Nebraska and you could see would it look like before the floods and after with the river overflowing its. Banks Nebraska governor calls the destruction quote unbelievable. Several towns have been turned into islands and in some areas it could soon get even worse. This morning devastating floods from Nebraska to Wisconsin. Rivers overflowing their banks after heavy rain rapid snow melt. An ice jams in Nebraska these images reveal the full scope of the devastation. Water for miles much of Waterloo was cut off from the outside world. The O corn river crested at a new record blocking all routes in and out of town. In situations like that you try to grab the essential things and the pictures and things like that two deaths are blamed on the flooding at least one person is missing. The National Guard used helicopters to rescue more than a hundred people some from the roofs of their homes and I was petrified. You know I didn't know what was how fast it was common this highway cracked in half. This is what's left of the Spencer down after being destroyed by the powerful flood water. The breach caused an eleven foot wall of water to devastate the re surrounding counties and is still falls. Sure what destructive doing hair for wife the producers. Fans. This truck ended up teetering on topple fence but flood damage now extends into Iowa these homes in Fremont county are under water. Millions of people in fourteen states along the Mississippi and Missouri reversed are under a flood warning. A lot of this water will drain into the Mississippi River Mississippi already a flood stage let's go to Saint Louis. That's it flood stage it will stay at flood stage until the end of the week we don't think the crest will happen until sometime near the end of the week so all of that. Still stays in planning for most of them. The Red Cross has opened nearly two dozen shelters in Nebraska helping nearly 700 flood families and the victims there and they could see more rain tomorrow.

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