The aftermath of Colorado's floods could mean high water in Nebraska. But with some drainage of the water into aquifers, a reduction in precipitation, and Nebraska's flat topography and wide river channels -- the extent of the risk to the state is not as severe.
An M-923 United States military logistical transportation vehicle lays on its side in a ditch in Longmont, Colorado, near a broken railway track. The number of people missing has reduced from 1,200 to about 200 as power is restored to the cities and search-and-rescue teams evacuate residents cut-off from services in mountain villages.
On Sept. 14, a break in the rain allowed NASA’s Aqua satellite to capture this image of the floods using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).
NASA's Terra MODIS took this image on Sept. 7, 2013, before the rains began.
Jamie Bennett of Longmont, Colorado, sweeps water towards a sump pump in a neighbor's basement as residents clean up in the wake of a week of heavy flooding.
Robert Pandolfi of Longmont pauses for a moment while using a shovel to direct water in the basement of his boss' home on Sept. 16, 2013.
The home of a hired farm hand is shown collapsed near the South Platte River Sept. 17, 2013 near Evans, in eastern Colorado. Even as flooding subsides, many in the hardest hit areas of the state remain stranded by washed out roads.
Flood damage as seen from a UH-60 Black Hawk during search grid flights of the foothills west of Boulder by members of the 2-4 GSAB with the 4th ID of Fort Carson Sept. 17, 2013.
Another road shows very similar flood damage as the road pictured in the previous slide. Vermont flood experts, familiar with rebuilding after Tropical Storm Irene, are in Colorado to help with reconstruction efforts.
Flood water from the Big Thompson River flows over County Road 27 1/2 in Weld county.
An aerial view of suburban streets flooded in Longmont, Colorado, on Sept. 13, 2013. Property losses are estimated to total nearly $2 billion, with residential property accounting for about $900 million.
An aerial view of vehicles submerged in flood waters along the South Platte River near Greenley, Colorado, on Sept. 14, 2013.
Leon Hill (L) tries to shore up his fence near a Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department truck that was stuck in mud and debris after a flash flood destroyed much of the town on Sept. 14, 2013. Colorado farming communities along the South Platte River were ordered to evacuate ahead of the predicted surge in the flooding.
Residents are transported in a pickup truck to be evacuated by helicopter from Jamestown, Colorado, after a flash flood destroyed much of the town on Sept. 14, 2013.
Ground crew members assist people rescued from one of the mountain towns in a National Guard helicopter at Boulder Municipal Airport on Sept. 14, 2013. Many small mountain towns are still cut off from road access.
An aerial view of mobile homes submerged in flood waters along the South Platte River near Greenley, Colorado, on Sept. 14, 2013.
Neighbor Birdie Reznickek (R) passes a piece of wood from the ruined basement to Kate McCarthy, 11, as they work to clean up the flood damage in McCarthy's home on Qualla Drive in Boulder on Sept. 14, 2013.