Nebraska National Guardsmen have performed 107 aerial rescues of people stranded by unprecedented flooding in the state and also helped to evacuate people and pets via ground transport in recent days.
Army Lt. Col. Kevin Hynes, a spokesman for the Nebraska Guard, said about 250 National Guardsmen are actively working to respond to the historic flooding.
Guardsmen remain on standby for rescue operations and are working traffic control points, conducting sandbagging operations and even dropping hay out of helicopters to feed cattle stranded by the flood waters.
The Guard is working "as part of a multi-agency effort at the state and federal level," Hynes said.
The area of operations is throughout eastern Nebraska.