LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and is praising first responders and emergency response teams for doing "a great job dealing" with flooding, high winds and road closures.
Trump tweeted Friday that the people of Nebraska and across the Midwest, especially farmers and ranchers, are feeling the impacts from severe weather.
Just spoke w/ @GovRicketts. The people of Nebraska & across the Midwest, especially the Farmers & Ranchers, are feeling the impacts from severe weather. The first responders & emergency response teams have done a great job dealing w/ record flooding, high winds, & road closures.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate along eastern Nebraska rivers as a massive late-winter storm system has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks throughout the Midwest.
Some residents in nearly 30 communities along the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers have been asked to evacuate.