Iowa and Nebraska... historic flooding on Missouri and Platte

Flooding caused by heavy rains and melting snow in the Midwest along parts of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins that the National Weather Service is calling "major and historical" has left at least three people dead and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin have all declared states of emergency, and major flooding is expected to continue across the region as late as Wednesday. U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the U.S. strategic nuclear forces and is located at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, said Sunday (March 17th) that flooding had overwhelmed part of the base and that everyone except those described as mission critical personnel were ordered to stay home yesterday.