"We will continue to work closely with our local partners to assess needs and provide resources to help as Missourians continue this flood fight and as we work to assist one another".
The flooding is also a disaster for agriculture, wiping out tens of thousands of acres.
Conditions are primed across the country for an above-average risk of major flooding, Clark said, but the level of precipitation the USA sees this spring, in addition to the amount of snow that melts in the Upper Midwest as temperatures heat up, will go a long way to determining the strength of this spring's floods.
The spring flood outlook is not good news for those already devastated by flooding in the Midwest and down the Mississippi River, according to an outlook released Thursday by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). At least three people have been killed in Nebraska and Iowa.
In the United States, parts of the Midwest are devastated due to severe flooding.
The flooding in Nebraska has gotten so bad it's breaking records across the state.
The National Weather Service says that "major to historic river flooding" will continue across parts of the MS and Missouri River Basins. In some areas, ice jams are exacerbating the flooding.
Officials in the city of Atchison, Kansas, 35 miles southwest of St. Joseph, were watching flood monitors carefully on Friday, when the river was expected to crest at a record 31.6 feet, more than 9 feet above flood stage.More news: Trump says ISIS will be eliminated 'tonight'
"People are trying to get items out and preparing for rising floodwaters", Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt.
Sheldon told television station KNCY on Wednesday that the river levee "performed brilliantly for what it was created to do, but it just sent more water at us than we had height". Geib said a levee near his farm broke over the weekend, and he saw at least 10 levees in the county that have broken. However, scientists said the conditions are consistent with what they expect from global warming. About 1,500 residents and some 6,000 employees were advised to quit the area as water reached the top of a nearby levee, a city official said.
More flooding is forecast for Iowa and much of the U.S.as spring arrives. According to the Associated Press, Nebraska state officials have estimated that the flooding has thus far caused almost $1.4 billion in losses and damages, including $85 million in damages to homes and businesses, $449 million in damages to infrastructure, $400 million in cattle losses and $440 million in crop losses.
Flooding isn't just a problem in Nebraska and some other states that have dominated recent news coverage.
NOAA's outlook calls for almost two-thirds of the lower 48 states to face an elevated risk of flooding through May, with the potential for major to moderate flooding in 25 states across the Great Plains, Midwest and down through the Mississippi River valley.
Mark Hamilton, a 59-year-old retired military officer, has lived in a mobile home in Arlington, Nebraska, for the last 23 years but was forced to flee when it flooded. He said he lost his house, motorcycle and truck at a total cost of about $150,000. "We're right between Loup and Cedar River, and transportation is almost impossible", said Ryan Sonderup, 36, of Fullerton, Nebraska, who has been farming for 18 years.