SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Nebraska Army National Guard are using helicopters to drop hay bales to cattle marooned by floodwaters in eastern Nebraska.
Soldiers used a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Wednesday to drop 10 round hay bales to stranded cattle in various spots near Richland, which is about 80 miles west of Omaha.
Some of the cattle were standing in several feet of water.
Wende Settles, a cattle producer with Wolfe Ranch, expressed gratitude for the help to feed the family’s stranded livestock, saying “not being able to get to them has just been really hard.”
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says in a news release Thursday that others needing similar help should contact their local emergency manager.