"Each year, we are warned, because each year there is water, or ice, or something above us that causes some concern".
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) on Friday declared an "unusual event" at its Cooper nuclear power station in Nebraska due to the possibility of flooding along the Missouri River following a powerful winter storm this week.
Some roads closed due to flooding
A Nebraska utility is adding sandbags to the levee that protects its nuclear power plant along the swollen Missouri River.
Conestogo River (St. Jacobs): Flood coordinators in Woolwich Township are advised to monitor and prepare to close the low level bridge at 1505 Three Bridges Road on Thursday afternoon. Officials said a Norfolk man was seen on top of his flooded auto late Thursday before being swept away in the water and another man was swept away by waters when a dam collapsed on the Niobrara River.
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"I would not say the plan is in danger as it is operating safely at 100 percent and would be taken off line safely as well if necessary", Becker said.
"We are closely monitoring the situation".
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that he had spoken to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts about the flooding.More news: Love Island's Muggy Mike Thalassitis found dead aged 26
Northern Nebraska's Niobrara River, along which the Spencer Dam was heavily damaged, is highlighted by the green arrow near the top of the images below. The failure caused a large ice floe to create a hole in a building.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees used a fan boat to rescue residents in Gretna. Authorities confirmed that a bridge on that highway that crosses the Elkhorn River had been washed out Saturday.
Flooding is also common if somewhat less widespread in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and South Dakota in particular. The flooding has led to evacuations and has also affected some infrastructure. Video from the Nebraska State Patrol shows cattle stranded on islands after floodwaters cut off their escape.More news: Speaker banned from Aust after terror attack comments
"Flooding of small streams and poor drainage urban areas continued over far southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa".