by: Ethan A. Huff
(NaturalNews) The American public is largely being kept in the dark about the escalating Midwest flood disaster, which has now been further intensified by reports that a major nuclear plant near Omaha, Neb., has been breached by flood waters.
The unfolding situation at Fort Calhoun reads a lot like the Fukushima disaster. Officials have been downplaying the severity of the situation from the start, and yet it has only continued to get worse, despite their empty promises. First it was the fire, then the loss of power, then the establishment of a no-fly zone around the plant, then the breaking of the berm, and now the apparent flooding of various facilities with no end in sight.
A ten-mile evacuation zone has also been declared around the plant, despite the fact that little to no information about it can be found online or in the news.
According to a recent report by ENENEWS, flood waters have actually cut off the main power supply at the plant, which is now running on backup diesel generators.
Without power, of course, the plant's electrical systems will be unable to properly cool both the reactors and the spent fuel rods, which reports say are not effectively protected from flood waters.
The following video clip from KJKN-TV ABC 8 News in Lincoln, Neb., tells a sobering story all on its own. In it, you will see shocking, recent images of the Fort Calhoun plant completely submerged under water.
Much of the snowpack from last winter's heavy storms has yet to melt, and what has already melted is responsible for much of the intense flooding that is currently taking place all across the Midwest, including in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and throughout the US states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.
With more snowmelt and water surges on the way in July, as well as continued heavy rain and storms across the region, rising flood waters are far from over — and the already-at-capacity dams and levees that line the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers will more than likely not be able to hold it all.
Why is nobody talking about the four major reservoirs along the Missouri River held by dams that are all virtually at maximum capacity and in dire straits? And why is there practically no mention by any major, or even local, news sources about the Fort Calhoun evacuation zone?
Those living along the river, and particularly in areas near the troubled nuclear facilities, may want to perform due diligence and prepare immediately for a worst-case scenario. It is clear that authorities and the media are not being forthcoming about what is actually happening, and they may flat out be lying to us all. With this in mind, it is important to be prepared for a worst-case scenario.
Stay tuned as we will do our best to mine all available information about this escalating crisis as it becomes available, and present it to you, our readers, for consideration.