UPDATE: 5:02PM – Flood Warnings and High Wind Warnings remain in effect for most of Eastern Nebraska, through at least 6:30PM. Check with the National Weather Service HERE for the latest warning information after 6:30PM on Thursday.
UPDATE: 1:58PM – The Flash Flood Warning has been extended and continues for Fremont NE, Ashland NE, North Bend NE until 4:45 PM CDT
SCHUYLER – A Flash Flood Emergency for locations along the Platte river from Schuyler down to Ashland has been issued as of 10:54AM Thursday, through 1:45PM Thursday.
The National Weather service in Omaha has issued a Flash Flood Warning for:
- Northwestern Sarpy county in east central Nebraska
- Southeastern Colfax county in northeastern Nebraska
- Southwestern Dodge county in east central Nebraska
- Western Douglas county in east central Nebraska
- Northeastern Butler county in east central Nebraska
- Northeastern Saunders county in east central Nebraska
At 1049 AM CDT, Emergency Management reported a surge of floodwaters traveling down the Platte river related to a recent ice jam breakup. Floodwaters will quickly rise 4 to 5 feet along the Platte river and will quickly flood locations immediately adjacent to the river.
Residents: please quickly evacuate and move to higher ground now.
This is a flash flood emergency for the area around the Platte river from Schuyler to Ashland, and is a particularly dangerous situation. Seek higher ground now.
Some locations that will experience flooding include… Fremont, ashland, valley, north bend, yutan, inglewood, morse bluff, leshara, rogers, two rivers state recreation area, fremont lakes state recreation area, camp eagle and camp cedars. This includes interstate 80 in nebraska between mile markers 428 and 430.
Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. Act quickly to protect your life. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area, move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.