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Catastrophic Floods In The U.S. Midwest Cause Widespread Damage

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According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Reuters reports that after several days waters still have yet to crest in parts of the region. The floods reportedly inundated large swaths of the two farm states along the Missouri River, the longest waterway in North America. Almost half of all the counties in Iowa have been declared disaster areas. Matt Perdue, government relations director for the National Farmers Union trade group, said, "It’s really too early to know for sure how bad this is going to get. But one thing we do know: It’s catastrophic for farmers."

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