Transcript for Severe flooding conditions in Midwest could get worse
We begin with the US evacuation underway in the heartland because of historic flooding one official said the river flooding looked like an emotion entire towns are now under evacuation orders with rivers. Breaching levees as several states people along part of the Missouri River being told to leave immediately. Others are forced to wait for tanker trucks to the to deliver drinking water and these conditions described as the worst in decades could get even worse. This morning historic rivers flooding along the Missouri River the Levys have failed almost all around this city right now a lot more water to get inside Craig unfortunately it already the city pretty much inundated everyone living in Craig Missouri has been evacuated. After water breached levees around the city. They said by and that's tonight or billion Verizon I don't want. Many residents are seeking refuge at a gas station just south of the city. Try to get as soon as reach him where we're really scared about it all because all the levees that broken and retain all the water has to count go down through them. And we got to hope with the spring showers and it's now knowing that it doesn't just come right back in our house again. Concerns are also growing in bean lake where the water is just inches below Levy this whole area behind me will soon be covered in water you can see the water story coming up through the ground. The Missouri River is being contained by this Levy right here and if you look at it water is already starting to trickle over that let me. The river is supposed to crest two feet higher than the current levels. Recent heavy rain and snow melt have overwhelmed rivers and waterways according to the Army Corps of Engineers levees in at least four states have been breached including Missouri. Of Iowa's 99 counties. 81 are under a flood warning and is Nebraska the damage is being called catastrophic. As you know this is the most widespread natural disaster we've ever had in our State's history. And the flood damage in Nebraska alone right now is estimated at one point three billion dollars.
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