Mar.20.2019 Back to News Feed

Private Pilots Come to Aid Nebraska Flooding Victims

A pilot for 10 years, Adam Liston was at work, away from his small Nebraska community, when record flooding forced his wife and two kids to evacuate.

When he got back, he knew what he had to do.

"When I was able to return to Nebraska and saw the devastation, I just knew I had to help in the best way I could. And that was fly people in and out of the isolated town of Fremont," Liston, 29, of nearby Woodcliff, told CNN. "I know how helpless I felt being away from my family during this, and I wanted to reunite as many people as I could."

He transported one woman from Fremont whose husband had been airlifted to Omaha but she couldn't be with him because the roads were closed and there was no room in the helicopter.

CNN: Private Pilots Come to Aid Nebraska Flooding Victims