Family say man killed while attempting to rescue stranded motorists amid deluge of rainwater and snowmelt

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for neighborhoods around the city of Fremont in eastern Nebraska on Saturday, after a levee along the Platte river was breached amidst continued serious flooding.

Officials ordered residents to leave their homes as floodwater rushed in. Trinity Lutheran and Salem Lutheran churches in Fremont were opened as shelters.

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