Historic, deadly Midwest floods are worst ‘anybody has ever experienced’ in some areas

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Days of heavy rain and snowmelt brought historic flooding to the Upper Midwest on Friday. The floods have left one man dead, threatened a Nebraska dam and nuclear power plant, and halted traffic on the Missouri River. 

The situation has prompted evacuations in Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Heavy rain was courtesy of the massive “bomb cyclone” that battered the central United States this week with heavy snow, howling winds and several tornadoes. Rain and melting snow from the storm have already produced record high water levels along portions of the Boyer and Floyd rivers in Iowa and the Loup River in Nebraska, AccuWeather said.

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