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Historic floods hit Nebraska after "bomb cyclone" storm

Updated : March 30, 2019 06:56 PM IST

Large parts of Nebraska and the US Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways.

An aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding, near Bristow, Nebraska, US. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
An aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding, near Bristow, Nebraska, US. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
Another aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
Another aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
Debris and a damaged building is seen after a storm triggered historic flooding in Niobrara, Nebraska. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
Debris and a damaged building is seen after a storm triggered historic flooding in Niobrara, Nebraska. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
A damaged building is seen after a storm triggered historic flooding in Niobrara, Nebraska. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
A damaged building is seen after a storm triggered historic flooding in Niobrara, Nebraska. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts and Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) address a community meeting in Niobrara. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts and Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) address a community meeting in Niobrara. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
People listen as  Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts and Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) address a community meeting in Niobrara. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
People listen as  Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts and Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) address a community meeting in Niobrara. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
US Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB), pose for a photo after a storm triggered historic flooding in Lynch, Nebraska. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
US Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB), pose for a photo after a storm triggered historic flooding in Lynch, Nebraska. (Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS)
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