— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) March 16, 2019
And if anyone has more concrete suggestions about helping, please leave a comment!
Commentor Jay Noble, last night:
Haven’t seen it mentioned here but Nebraska took a beating from Mother Nature this week. From Central NE to the Missouri river has become an archipelago due to failed dams, levees and washed out bridges and roads. Over 60,000 people evacuated, 53 of 93 counties declared disaster areas, 2 fatalities so far. Right now, many are venting that MSM is ignoring them because “fly over country” and “Trump deplorables”.
This does need a some more coverage because it’s all headed down stream both literally and figuratively. Literally all that stuff – inculding at least one fair-sized sewage treatment plant – will go into the Missouri River and thus into the Mississippi. If the Keystone Pipeline had been built . . . Figuratively, it will be hitting pocket books at the supermarket. Most of that area is corn and soybeans. While planting season is still a little ways off, whole farms worth of tractors and trucks and tools got swept away. And this is calving season with calves at theirs most vunerable…
Pretty surreal flying into Omaha. Highways fully submerged. pic.twitter.com/UPUY9fHyXN
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 16, 2019
Sadly, Nebraska’s better know Senator doesn’t look like he’s gonna be much use to them:
when one’s house *is* an island… pic.twitter.com/XnWIkt2E8u
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) March 16, 2019
Beautiful! This photo looks like what a single, honorable man looks like when he holds true to his principles about executive overreach and adheres to the separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution.
You should remove it from your feed, @BenSasse. It doesn't become you.
— Eric Owens (@ericowensdc) March 16, 2019
How can you guys manage to pay for flood insurance living on a flood plain? What insurance company would write you a policy?
Oh. Right. All us tax payers who live on high ground, we pay for it..
Remind me, who are the “socialists” again?
— Christopher Anderson (@cander509) March 16, 2019
Imagine for a moment what $5.7 billion dollars could do for flood protection along the Missouri/Mississippi watersheds. I am sure some of your voting constituents will over the next few weeks.
— MaterialMattersLLC (@MM2LLC) March 16, 2019
Senator Sasse, Wikipedia says you’re a Presbyterian, raised in the Lutheran church. There’s a well-known story from your Christian Bible expositing that your God uses catastrophic flooding to indicate His displeasure with His misbehaving believers. Perhaps you should contemplate that story, and the possibility that God is
giving you an ‘out’ with your anti-environmental constituents sending you a message?