VIDEO: Floodwaters threaten Nebraska Air Force base

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Floodwaters are lapping near the U.S. Strategic Command, after the surging Missouri River inundated one-third of a Nebraska air base.

Flooding that started by a week ago has sent muddy water inside about 80 buildings at Offutt Air Force Base outside Omaha, and submerged part of its two-mile runway. Strategic Command there escaped damage, but temporarily cut staffing to a minimum.

It’s caused officials to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.

The late-winter floods that have swept over Plains states starting last week — breaching levees, halting Amtrak trains, and killing at least three people — are also the second major inundation in less than a decade to hit the air base outside Omaha.

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