‘Bomb cyclone‘ pushes east across the US leaving blizzards, floods and tornadoes in its wake

The powerful late winter storm, dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by meteorologists, left blizzards, floods and tornadoes in its wake after hitting the U.S. Mountain and Plains states this week, before pushing east into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region early Friday.

A disaster proclamation by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, issued in response to reports of flooding, remained in effect in Iowa overnight.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts also issued an emergency declaration. There were many impassable bridges and roads from rain swollen rivers and dam breaches, prompting thousands of residents to evacuate in Nebraska, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.