Natural Disaster
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Pence promises relief to flooded Midwest

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/20/19, 12:13 pm

Vice President Mike Pence visited flood-ravaged Nebraska on Tuesday, meeting with volunteers and first responders and pledging quick federal aid. “To all the families that have seen their homes flooded, seen livestock lost, had their lives, their communities upset by these extraordinary floods and severe weather, our message is this: We’re with you,” Pence said.

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Pence to visit Nebraska after flooding

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/19/19, 11:33 am

Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Nebraska Tuesday to survey the devastation caused by record-breaking floods in several Midwestern states. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, both Republicans, will join him, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

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Record floods devastate Nebraska

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/18/19, 11:50 am

Floodwaters submerged large areas of Nebraska over the weekend, bringing widespread destruction and leading to the deaths of at least two people. Heavy rain combined with snowmelt overwhelmed creeks and rivers, causing record flooding at 17 locations across the state. Authorities used boats and large trucks to rescue at least 300 people from high water.

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