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After heavy rains, Cactus Jacks owner Jeff Leo uses a kayak to paddle through the south fairgrounds area at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island in August. Almost the entire length of the north and south fairgrounds were flooded to some degree.

No wonder last year brought so much flooding and heartache to Nebraska and nearby states.

This corner of the world saw the most precipitation of anywhere on the planet in 2019 — compared to what's normal, according to a recent federal analysis of global weather data.

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