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at least three people have been killed in Nebraska and Iowa after floods from last week's bomb cyclone winter storm that blew in from the Rocky Mountains officials are searching for two other people missing after a weekend of rescues and massive sand bag drops aimed at curbing the flood waters in hard hit areas Iowa governor Kim Reynolds declared a state of emergency the emergency manager %HESITATION that's been in that position for thirteen years said he has never seen anything like it every single levy was overtopped water coming in from every direction a state of emergency to in Nebraska areas along the Missouri River are facing evacuation the National Weather Service says that warmer temperatures could speed the rate of snow melt officials say the Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska has continued to operate safely with staff and supplies flown in by helicopter but in neighboring Kansas rivers are cresting and residents are bracing for floods and may our Joanne smiley says Clarksville Missouri is also making preparations there is a possibility that we will have a flood and amid the concerns are fears of contamination to drinking water the damage is expected to be wide spread and residents are preparing for the worst