LINCOLN, NE– The Nebraska National Guard has used helicopters and specialized vehicles to rescue Nebraskans stranded by flooding.
National Guard officials tell News Channel Nebraska that soldiers conducted aviation rescues to evacuate 34 people and seven dogs in the Columbus, Arlington and Genoa areas on Thursday and Friday.
Authorities say seven Arlington firefighters were rescued from a river after they attempted to rescue a stranded family. The firefighters were suffering from hypothermia and were flown to the Fremont Airport where an ambulance was waiting.
National Guard officials say a rescue mission started Friday morning in Schuyler. Soldiers are attempting to rescue 14 people.
Additionally, three people were rescued in Norfolk after National Guard soldiers used two Light Medium Tactical Vehicles to get to them. Soldiers used two LMTVs to rescue six people and two dogs in Genoa.