This past month has brought severe damaging floods to a wide swath of the Midwest as the Missouri River and other main waterways left their banks. Farmsteads and livestock were isolated as waters rose, landowners reported unprecedented ice jams, structures were destroyed, and cropland is just now being revealed to be scattered with debris as waters recede.
From Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri, here are some of the most dramatic videos and images.
Isolated livestock in Nebraska received emergency hay supplies via the National Guard and its Chinook helicopters:
Farmers were left helpless as huge ice blocks overwhelm their property:
The town of Pacific Junction, Iowa was overtaken with flood waters.
This included the local John Deere dealer, Agrivision, and it’s Hamburg, IA location was also affected. Here’s a message from its CEO Jeremy Ostrander:
John Deere dealers in Nebraska announced a $60,000 contribution for disaster relief to benefit farmers and ranchers.
As the water reached Missouri, farm families posted how the flooding impacted their homesteads:
And the cleanup continues with more rain in the forecast, unfortunately.
More related coverage of the 2019 flooding:
Live Coverage From Missouri River Levee Breach
New Threat for Flooded Portions of the Heartland
55% of Corn and 60% of Soybeans Under Spring Flood Risk
Livestock Losses Still Being Tallied in Nebraska
USDA Opening 2 Emergency Programs For NE Producers Dealing With Flood
A Look at Nebraska's Flooded Farm Ground