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Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Reuters) – Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America’s longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. Buildings submerged in floodwaters in Bellevue, Nebraska, March 20, 2019. Bellevue (Nebraska) Police Read More

Deadly floods flow into Missouri, other drenched Midwestern states

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Frigid Missouri River floodwaters that left ruins, death and drowned livestock across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland were expected to crest in northwestern Missouri on Friday and threaten more towns and cities. Buildings are submereged in floodwater in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019, in this still imgage taken from social Read More

Deadly floods push into Missouri, more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Frigid floodwaters pushing down the Missouri River left ruins, death and drowned livestock in their wake across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland, and were expected to crest in northwest Missouri early Friday, with more cities and towns under threat. Buildings are submereged in floodwater in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019, Read More

Floods shut nearly a sixth of U.S. ethanol production

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MEAD, Neb./NEW YORK (Reuters) – Massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nation’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation. Production facilities owned by large companies like Archer Daniels Midland Co Read More

Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America’s longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees. Flooding of the Missouri River triggered by last week’s so-called “bomb cyclone” storm has already inflicted damage Read More

Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists

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(Reuters) – Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link. Flooded areas are seen near Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019 in this Read More

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency on Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Nebraska and Iowa surged downstream, swamping small towns, roads and farmland in the U.S Midwest. Flooding triggered by last week’s so-called “bomb cyclone” storm has already inflicted damage estimated at nearly $1.5 Read More

Floods threaten more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest

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VALLEY, Neb. (Reuters) – As icy floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow receded in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwestern states downstream on Thursday braced for a relentless surge along the Missouri River, with more rain expected. Flooding from last week’s storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion Read More

Floods threaten more states in deluged U.S. Midwest

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VALLEY, Neb. (Reuters) – As icy floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow receded in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwestern states downstream on Thursday braced for a relentless surge along the Missouri River, with more rain expected. Flooding from last week’s storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion Read More

More floodwaters rising in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest

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VALLEY, Neb. (Reuters) – As icy, lethal floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River. Flooding from last week’s storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion in damage Read More