Flooding in wake of 'bomb cyclone' threatens Nebraska nuclear plant

Potential flooding is possible this weekend

Ice jams could develop which would further enhance the flood threat.

The Union County Emergency Management says residents along the Missouri River should try to secure their property and prepare to evacuate.

The "bomb cyclone" slammed the central United States with hurricane-like winds and blizzard conditions this week, leaving in its tracks heavy rains and flooding. Winds will relax as we head through the rest of Friday, with temperatures climbing into the 40s by this afternoon. Partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s expected for Saturday and Sunday.

The NWS has warned residents that flash flooding can be deadly and has issued warnings and advice for those who live in affected areas. Do not enter flood waters. A flood warning was in effect for the Rock River in Como, where the river had reached 15 feet Friday, 2 1/2 feet above flood stage.

Grand River (City of Brantford and Six Nations): Flows are expected to peak in the Grand River through the City of Brantford on Friday evening. Flood coordinators in the City of Brantford are advised to close Gilkison Street.

Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest are coping with heavy flooding this weekend in the wake of a powerful "bomb cyclone" as well as from the natural snow melt during spring thaw, forecasters said.

Along with the Perry area, locations where flooding is possible include West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, Waukee, Grimes, Adel, Guthrie Center, Stuart, Dallas Center, Earlham, Granger, Panora, De Soto, Woodward, Van Meter, Jordan Creek town Center, Lake Panorama, Redfield and Adair.

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The conservation authority's major reservoirs at Belwood, Conestogo, Guelph, Luther, Woolwich, Laurel, and Shade's Mills are being used to store run-off from this event and reduce flooding downstream of these reservoirs.

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