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Isolation, evacuations in U.S. central Plains as floods kill three

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(Reuters) – Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a large portion of a U.S. Air Force base, forcing it to work with a skeleton staff on Monday, while more of region’s residents possibly faced evacuation. Flooded Camp Ashland, Army National Guard facility, Read More

Spring weather to bring more floods to waterlogged U.S. Plains states

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Central Plains states could face more flooding this week as rising temperatures accelerate snow melt across the region, weather forecasters said Monday. Highway 281 is seen damaged after a storm triggered historic flooding, in Niobrara, Nebraska, U.S. March 16, 2019. Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS Floods in the aftermath Read More

More flooding expected for devastated U.S. plains states

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(Reuters) – There was no let up in sight for devastating floods across the U.S. Central Plains states that have already killed two people, torn apart homes and businesses and cut off small towns, forecasters said on Sunday. Water levels were expected to rise through the week, according to the National Weather Service, prompting evacuations Read More

Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm

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(Reuters) – Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways. The National Weather Service predicted dangerous flooding would continue through the weekend in Nebraska and in Read More

U.S. farm belt slammed by floods, heavy snow from bomb cyclone

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(Reuters) – A harsh late winter storm broadsided a vast swathe of the U.S. agriculture industry this week as heavy snow closed roads and buried cattle in the Plains while excessive rain flooded Midwest farm fields and swamped grain elevators. FILE PHOTO: A man tries to get the cows to higher ground, Turkey Creek, near Read More

'Bomb cyclone' triggers flooding on Mississippi, Missouri rivers

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(Reuters) – A powerful, late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm pushed into the U.S. Midwest and the Great Lakes region on Friday, causing flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, stranding herds of cattle and raising alarms at a Nebraska nuclear power plant. A general view of the blizzard in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. March 13, 2019 in Read More

'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across U.S. after winter siege of Midwest, Rockies

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(Reuters) – A powerful, late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm pushed east into the U.S. Midwest and the Great Lakes region on Friday after bombarding the Rocky Mountain and Plains states with blizzards, floods and tornados, prompting precautions at a Nebraska nuclear power plant. A general view of the blizzard in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. March 13, 2019 Read More

'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across the U.S., flood risks remain

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(Reuters) – The powerful late winter storm, dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by meteorologists, left blizzards, floods and tornados in its wake after hitting the U.S. Mountain and Plains states this week, before pushing east into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region early Friday. A general view of the blizzard in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. March Read More

'Bomb cyclone' winter storm moves east after punishing Colorado

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DENVER (Reuters) – A powerful late-winter blizzard dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by meteorologists moved east on Thursday, hurling hurricane-force winds, tornadoes after dumping heavy snow on Colorado and the plains states and killing a state trooper. Though the storm was expected to carry less snowfall as it moves into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Read More

Historic blizzard wanes as it barrels east after pounding parts of U.S

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DENVER (Reuters) – A blizzard of “historic proportions” that hit the U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states this week was moving eastward on Thursday as it weakened, hurling hurricane-force winds, tornadoes and heavy rain on its way, weather officials said. “While the storm has reached its lowest pressure and will gradually weaken over the next Read More