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Jun 17 2011

Video of Missouri River Levee Breach Near Hamburg, Iowa

The following clip is of the levee breach on the Missouri River near Hamburg, Iowa, about 50 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska. The footage is courtesy of Gamut News.

 

The breach is about 50 feet wide. Notice how quickly the levee starts to deteriorate and slump once it is breached. That’s pretty amazing coverage.

Update (6/17/11)

 

Hopefully the water doesn’t rise above the makeshift levee. I love it how the news reporter at the site always has to be seen standing or walking in the water whenever reporting a flood!

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