Pence travels to flood-damaged areas in Midwest

An aerial view of the flooding at the Camp Ashland, Nebraska. The levee to the north of the camp broke and water from the swollen Platte River poured thousands of gallons of water into the area.

An aerial view of the flooding at the Camp Ashland, Nebraska. The levee to the north of the camp broke and water from the swollen Platte River poured thousands of gallons of water into the area.

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday is visiting Midwest communities affected by record flooding caused by last week’s “bomb cyclone” and melting snow.

At least four people, including three in Nebraska and one in Iowa, have died in the flooding, which is continuing this week as some rivers continue to rise.

More than 8 million people are under flood warnings in 14 states from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

Seventy-four cities, 65 counties, and four tribal areas have issued emergency declarations in Nebraska, where flood records have been set in 17 places and some rivers still haven’t crested.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts called the rising waters the “most widespread disaster we have had in our state’s history.”

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