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Nebraska rivers coming out of their banks have caused a number of serious floods through the years.
Flooding caused by a heavy downpour in 1914 forced hundreds of lowland residents to flee their homes.
Floodwater surrounds the Omaha airport after the Missouri River crested there.
Grand Island residents race for shelter across flooded streets as tornado sirens sound in 1967.
Three feet of floodwater flows through the main street of Kenesaw in 1967.
Floodwaters took a bite out of Highway 79 outside North Bend as waters cut across dikes and over roadways in eastern Nebraska in 1978.
Flood waters caused by ice jams on the Platte River, cover downtown Valley. As thousands of residents were evacuated to refugee centers as protective dikes continued to break.
In 1935, the Republican River flooded, causing significant damage to many towns and roads along the river.
In 1913, the Salt Creek flooded parts of Lincoln.
The secondary sewage plant in Plattsmouth looks like it is on its own island as water surrounds the plant from the Missouri River in 1978.
An aerial photo shows a broken dike north of Ashland as waters flow into surrounding homes and farmland in 1978.
Dikes hold back the rising water as the Missouri River climbs over 29 feet through Omaha.
Water from the Cedar River makes a roadway impassable near Cedar Rapids in 1966.
Culbertson residents watch as the Republican River floodwaters wash across the land in 1935.
The town of DeWitt is underwater because of the rising waters from the Big Blue River in 1973.
In 1973, the small town of Brady had several homes and businesses flooded by rising waters on the Platte River.
Flood waters nearly swallow houses and businesses in Homer in 1940.
A section of westbound I-80 over the Platte River near Ashland collapsed after flood waters destroyed fill material on the approaches of the bridge.
This photo taken of the Missouri River Flood of 1881, is considered one of the worst floods in the state.
Nebraska 79 north of Morse Bluff shows the damage caused by the rising waters of the Platte River in 1978.
Floodwaters twisted part of the Burlington railroad track between Palmyra and Syracuse in 1950.
Rescuers are attempting to save those stranded on top of a building in McCook during the flood of 1935.
Floodwaters surround the Stuhr Museum as the high road seems to act like a shield against the rising water.
Torrential rains during the night stopped motorists from traveling any farther on 84th Street in Lincoln on June 14, 1982.
The flooding Missouri River as seen from Nebraska City looking east toward Iowa near Nebraska 2 (at right) on June 14, 2011.
Flooding north of Omaha's Eppley Airfield on June 12, 2011. The airfield is in the upper right corner of the photo.
An aerial view of the flooding in Dewitt in 2015.
Water covers the parking lot southwest of Lincoln Southwest High School on May 7, 2015.
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