FLOODS: Total damage & loss nearing $700 million

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- NEMA said that the current public impact of flooding in Nebraska is $205,494,325 and the private impact is $59,745,590.

There are also three known fatalities, according to the agency. One being the farmer who was killed trying to help someone, another from someone who was carried away after they drove into high water, an 80-year-old woman who couldn't be rescued and another person is missing from the Spencer Dam.

The agency said there has also been a $400 million impact to livestock. This does not account for future losses because of delayed or canceled planting.

FEMA individual assistance will be available to residents of Nebraska for the second time in state history. The first was in 2011.

A total of 65 counties and 74 cities have issued emergency declarations.

The state will also submit an expedited request for a federal disaster declaration from President Donald Trump.