At least a dozen levees breach in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri

More than 80 cities and 70 counties are under water in Nebraska and at least three deaths have been blamed on the historic flooding.
1:50 | 03/19/19

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the dangerous weather tonight. The state of emergency, the rescues on roof tops. More rain now coming. More than 80 cities and 70 counties are under water in Nebraska alone. The floods than been deadly. ABC's gio Benitez taking us inside the devastation tonight in Nebraska. Reporter: Tonight, the Reporter: Tonight, the historic flood waters inundating communities damaging hundreds of homes already are on the move. After those dramatic chopper rescues in Nebraska, residents in northwest Missouri bracing for impact. In St. Joseph, they've filled more than 100,000 sandbags already. It's a dirty, nasty job, it's hard work. Reporter: The Missouri river expected to reach its highest level there since 2011. This, as we see new images of the devastation, the fast-moving icy waters left behind in Nebraska. Rivers breached at least a dozen levees in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. And bridges weren't spared, either. Just look at this one, destroyed by those floodwaters. Repairing public property in this state could cost more than half a billion dollars. Agricultural losses could be double that. Vice president Mike pence surveying the damage in the flood zone today. Southeast of Sioux City, Iowa, the rose family is among those now cleaning up. I don't know if we're going to rebuild, because it's going to cost a lot. Reporter: Volunteers helping them salvage what they can. Gio is back with us live tonight. He's in Douglas county, Nebraska, and we took note of that number today, that about 200 miles of levees have been breached because of this flooding, 200? Reporter: That's right, David. And the peak flood season actually starts in may. It takes about six months to fix those levees, so, they may not be done by then. And of course, you have all of this property damage, you see it everywhere. There is so much work to be done here, David. All right, gio, thank you. In the meantime, we turn now

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