Watch Nebraska Guardsmen airdrop hay by helicopter to hungry cattle stranded by flooding
Members of the Nebraska Military Nationwide Guard airdropped bales of hay from a CH-47 Chinook for stranded cattle after the widespread flooding this week, when rain and historic ranges of melting snow poured into regional rivers.
Operation Prairie Hay Drop introduced meals to hungry bovines on Wednesday within the jap a part of Nebraska, in line with a statment from the state’s Nationwide Guard, which tweeted that the operation helped a fifth-generation farm household. Aerial photographs and video confirmed cattle trapped on farmland surrounded by water.
It was the primary time the state’s Guard had completed an aerial hay drop since a 1949 blizzard, the Omaha World-Herald reported.