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This aerial image shows uprooted trees lie on a field destroyed by the flooding of the Elkhorn River in March, near Scribner, Nebraska on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)