The military knew a Nebraska Air Force base faced flooding issues But it didnt act in time

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For several years the United States military and federal and local officials knew that Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska lay exposed to the threat of catastrophic flooding. The flooding submerged part of the airstrip and inundated dozens of buildings at one of the nations most important air bases. The damage has crippled the capabilities at an Air Force base that is home to the U. Strategic Command which oversees the Pentagons nuclear deterrence and global strike capabilities. The base has set up an emergency assistance center to help any Offutt personnel or families affected by the flood. In northwest Missouri where the 220 residents have been ordered to evacuate. Theyve got water running down Main Street where Craig is located. The rising floodwaters are affecting more Missouri communities and farms Parson said in a statement. The flooding has claimed three lives Iowa and Missouri. President Donald Trump on Thursday also approved Nebraskas request for federal disaster assistance local and tribal recovery efforts

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