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Flood relief convoy rides through QC on the way to Nebraska

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A band of vehicles hauling hay across the country traveled through the Quad Cities area on its way to help flood relief efforts in Nebraska.

A group known as the "Ohio Relief Haulers" set off Friday morning, April 5 to bring supplies to farmers impacted by recent flooding, according to a report by News 5 Cleveland.  About 100 people left from Streetsboro, Ohio with 132 square bales of hay, livestock feed, and other basic necessities.

According to a report by NPR, flooding throughout the month of March caused by heavy rainfall and snowmelt left Nebraska with more than $1 billion in damages.

Related: Military dropping hay from helicopters for cows stranded by floodwater 

The "Nebraska Relief Trip" was expected to take 16 hours of drive time, passing through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.   The crew passed through Davenport, Iowa around 1:20 p.m. on Interstate 80.

Click here to keep track of their progress and follow their journey. 

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