Just recently, Nebraska and Western Iowa experienced historic flooding. Neighborhoods along the Missouri river almost totally flooded causing chaos and trouble costing about $100 million. Roads, bridges and rails washed out and impacted the freight and transportation industry within that area.
However, weeks after the turbulences occurred, repairs on roads and bridges are in place. As an example, the remaining necessary repairs include 6.5 miles severe road damage and 17.2 miles of severe shoulder damage.
Moreover, freight can continue on roads that once were underwater. Also, an increasing trend of inbound truck volume into Omaha arose.
To read more about how the flood damages impacts the freight industry, go to Freight Waves.