Two things are certain as Missouri River floodwaters continue to rise. It's bad. It's going to get worse.
“All local preparations are complete and now we're in the sit and wait mode,'' said John Benson, spokesman for the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division in Des Moines.
“We're waiting for the (Army) Corps of Engineers to open the gates at Gavins Point Dam to 150,000 cubic feet per second and then we'll spend two days watching as that bubble moves down the state and see how things hold up under that pressure.''
The World-Herald is surveying state and county emergency management officials in the Nebraska and Iowa counties bordering the surging river.
Here are their assessments of what's happened so far and what is yet to come.
Hover over the map below for county-by-county summary of the latest developments as water levels rise along the Missouri River.
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