Pence Heads to Flooded Midwest Amid Concerns About Levees

March 19, 2019 10:38 AM
 
Vice President Mike Pence is headed to the Midwest to view flood damage as farmers raise concerns that busted levees won't be fixed before the traditional spring flood season.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is headed to the Midwest to view flood damage as farmers raise concerns that busted levees won't be fixed before the traditional spring flood season.

Pence is scheduled to visit Omaha, Nebraska, late Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds of homes are damaged, and tens of thousands of acres are inundated with water.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says rivers breached at least a dozen levees in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Flooding is expected through the week as high water levels flow down the Missouri River.

Corps official Jud Kneuvean says levees usually take six months to repair. That means most likely won't be fixed by mid-May, the start of the most flood-prone part of the year.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau says farm and ranch losses could reach $1 billion in Nebraska alone.
 

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Disheartened
Springfield , IL
3/19/2019 05:43 PM
 

  Yea - “We are going to have a great climate”! So - do you think we need to consider climate change Mr. tRump?

 
 
Fred T
Central, NE
3/19/2019 05:47 PM
 

  What, no Trump? Was he scared to get his feet wet or that he might melt? Oh, I forgot, he's the subject of a "witch hunt." So he must be a witch right? They melt in water--just sayin'! Nebraska's congressional delegation are all Trumpsters...So no love for Nebraska by Trump? No varsity only JV?

 
 
Billy Bob
New York , NY
3/19/2019 12:30 PM
 

  I don't know why they are going to look at the flooding. The article I just read the market doesn't believe the flooding is a problem.

 
 

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