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More stories about the terrible flooding in the Midwest

More heartbreaking stories continue to come out of northeast Nebraska and surrounding areas hit hard by flooding. I saw a picture yesterday of Highway 2 near Nebraska City looking east towards I-29 and realized that I drove on that road just last summer headed to a meeting of climatologists. Now it’s under a wide river of water, and won’t be drivable for weeks. Fortunately, farmers there are getting help with hay being trucked in from out of state and even airlifted by the National Guard to stranded cattle as well as many other actions to try to help producers cope with the devastating losses. Here are a couple of stories that you might find interesting.

The Global Weather and Climate Center: The meteorology of the Nebraska floods

AgWeb: 55% of Corn and 60% of Soybeans Under Spring Flood Risk

Lincoln Journal-Star: ‘Just a terrible mess”–Ranchers, farmers left with dead animals, flood fields, work to be done

Credit: Kayla Wolf, Journal Star