"It is some of the worst flooding that we've seen in many years", Barjenbruch said of those areas. Through the weekend, the most significant flooding is forecast to shift to the larger rivers in the region.
Rescue and evacuation efforts have been continuing in many areas of eastern Nebraska, where a deluge of recent rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers.
Barjenbruch said the results have been incredibly damaging in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
As of Tuesday morning, the Mississippi River at Clarskville and Louisiana were each subject to a flood warning issued by the National Weather Service, which projected that the river at both places will experience minor flooding Thursday and Friday and crest just at the cut-off for moderate flooding late next week.
Officials are confident that the flooding around the plant presents no danger to the public, power district spokesman Mark Becker said.
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A flood warning has been issued for the Missouri River at Kansas City as well. "We're trying to get a handle on the situation with the flooding across the state, but two days ago, and even yesterday, we were evacuating people because of the rising waters", Getter said. The river is expected to top levels of the 2011 Missouri River Flood.
Snow, rain and powerful winds are sweeping across the Upper Midwest.
According to the NWS, "the low-pressure system which brought blizzard conditions, heavy rainfall, and severe weather to parts of the Plains and Midwest this week has pushed well into Canada this morning".
Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska have all declared states of emergencies.
In Nebraska, Gov. Pete Ricketts said almost every part of the state is experiencing historic flooding.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol tweeted Friday that Interstate 29 was closed at the 110 mile marker due to flood waters. Six Nations and County of Brant flood coordinators are advised to monitor and prepare to close Boundary Road and 4th Line. State police said first-responders say at least 21 homes were damaged, though no injuries have been reported. Water in that location is now subsiding, but only after a portion of the city was submerged.