Flooding has reached record levels at 17 locations in Nebraska. Hundreds of homes have been damaged and hundreds of people are staying in shelters. Nearly 300 people have been rescued from high water across the state. In one county alone, Sarpy County, up to 500 homes have been damaged.
You can get information on how you can send donations to help here.
At that link you will find a way to text donations or send donations to Nebraska Flood Relief.
From the Fremont area this morning on the Platte. Each of those little islands has dozens of cattle on it, stranded with no place to go.
Our thoughts are with our agriculture industry as they will certainly feel the effects of this flooding. pic.twitter.com/PK8gpu2NMb
— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) March 15, 2019
Please don’t come to closed areas to sight see. You put yourselves at risk and the first responders as well. Barricades are placed and roads are closed for safety.
This is Highway 2 on the Missouri River near Nebraska City. pic.twitter.com/hehqDjyCQf
— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) March 17, 2019
In response to requests, the United Way of Ellis County is providing information for the Nebraska and Iowa Flood Relieve Fund. The United Way of the Midlands (Omaha, Nebraska) has created the Nebraska and Iowa Flood Relief Fund. Contributions to this fund can be made by visiting https://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/floodrelief or texting FLOODRELIEF (all caps and one word) to 41444. 100% of every donation will be directed to nonprofit programs meeting people’s needs for emergency shelter, food and more in Nebraska. Donors can also direct their gift to another community affected by flooding in Nebraska or Iowa by providing the city name. United Way of the Midlands will then distribute those funds to the local United Way chapter serving that area. United Way of the Midlands is also assisting those affected by flooding through its 2-1-1 Helpline which serves Nebraska and southwest Iowa.