As the floods continued to wipe out parts of the state on Friday, the communities in the north and northwest of the Omaha metro area were hit with more damage.
Flooding has been blamed for at least one death and two people are believed to be missing as Friday afternoon. About a dozen injuries have been reported, including two first responders.
Houses are under water and there is no road.
Residents throughout the region have been evacuated as levees breaks or rivers overflowing with their banks.
Full or partial evacuation has taken place at least 31Nebraska communities, including Cedar Rapids, Beemer, Plattsmouth, Valley and West Point.
Columbus (the 10th largest state city) has only one blacktop road to enter or leave. And then Douglas County said that Q Street was closed, leaving Valley (the Valmont plant home, being evacuated as a precaution) that could not reach the road. On an unexpected sign, an evacuation order is raised in the eighth largest Norfolk, allowing residents to return to their homes and businesses.
Rita Argintean is one of many residents in an assisted living center Valley who is preparing to leave.
84-year-old survived the first two floods in the Valley, but did not stay around for the third. "I hate & # 39; em," he said. "It's terrible."
Gov. Pete Ricketts said flooding was the worst in 50 years.
Eastern Nebraska is probably a few days away from river levels that will allow people to breathe easily, said David Pearson, National Weather Service hydrologist.
Even Elkhorn The river was hungry on Friday and started to fall, and even though the Platte appeared to sink, there was no risk, he said.
"The situation remains dangerous and it will remain until we see a significant drop," he said. "It's not like a river dropping in a normal flood, it's like going from extreme to over-normal."
However, there is a gap for an impulse of goodwill and it is a decline in the amount of ice in Platte. "It's better," he said.
While Platte throws huge water on the Missouri River, it pushes the river to record levels.
"The Levees are so built, that's all right," he said. "It's not a question of whether they go to Above, the situation is getting worse."
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Ashland calls for evacuation calls
Ashland's northern communities are encouraged to evacuate on Friday night after water began overtopping levies, even without immediate threats.
The Department of Forest Fire reveals the water flowing in levies near the communities of Wann and Big Sandy.
"We provide a & # 39; high-end advice & # 39; leaving these areas to be prompt," the department wrote on Facebook.
Water levels in nearby Thomas Lakes have changed throughout
Access to communities remains open late Friday.
Until midnight Friday, the crew stopped monitoring water levels to rest.
Rescuers include the elderly, children, dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and a rabbit
Douglas County tweeted some good news Friday: "Here are the rescue numbers today at 9:40 pm The numbers are coming and we can not thank our Unified Command and the first responders enough for their incredible efforts. "
The numbers: 112 adults, five children, 53 dogs, five cats , a rabbit, two birds and two
Red Cross help available
The American Red Cross works in 10 shelters in Nebraska and in southwest Iowa to help those who have lost their homes due to flooding.
Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Ave. Council Bluffs, Calgary Baptist Church in Glenwood, Iowa, Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa, East Central Department of Health and Columbus Federated Church, both in Columbus, Nebraska, Elkhorn Middle School in Elkhorn, First Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church , both in Fremont; Pierce High School in Pierce, Nebraska and Wood River High School in Wood River, Nebraska.
Red Cross advises evacuees to bring essentials, including prescriptions and emergency medicine; oods for extraordinary food needs; identity showing residency in an affected area and important personal documents; extra clothes, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and comfortable items; supplies needed for infants and children, such as diapers, formulas and toys; and essentials for adults or disabled.
Gifford Farm animals possibly flood victims
Some animals at Bellevue's Gifford Farm were not identified on Friday afternoon after the outdoor educational center east of the water Fontenelle Forest. The death of animals has not been confirmed, according to Kelly Taylor, overseer of the farm office – some employees expect that animals are found higher ground or deeper in the nearby forest – but it is possible that they are gone in the water.
The rapid rise of river levels Friday is concerned with Sarpy County, which is expressed in a state of emergency Wednesday. The Sarpy County Sheriff Office urges residents near Missouri and Platte River to evacuate their homes. The evacuation zone includes about 2,600 people.
The Lake County community of Cassano asked to evacuate
Residents living around Lake Waconda, a private property pool near the Missouri River near Union, Nebraska, were asked to evacuate, said Sandy Weyers, director of emergency management for Cass County.
Flooding closes Offutt runway and swamps Ashland military training base
Offutt's single runway is closed until 1 pm Tuesday, according to a notice of airmen issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition, for a second time in four years, Camp Ashland's Guard, on the banks of the Platte River east of Ashland, ran out of floods.
The emergency was declared to the west of Douglas County; resident, weather abandonment
The National Weather Service issued a mid-morning alert Friday and asked people to evacuate immediately, claiming that flash flooding was near.
The National Weather Service office in the Valley, which provides critical information on the changing conditions of the flood itself, is evacuated. The weather station in Hastings, Nebraska, has been taken.
Ice officials suspect in an area backed up by the river, said weather service meteorologist Taylor Nicolaisen.
The morning rose Friday at 21.55 feet. The main phase is considered to be 21 feet. The level of the river is expected to reach 24 feet later this day.
Stothert shows disaster declaration; Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said on Friday he signed a local disaster declaration due to damage from severe flooding, heavy wind and rain since March 11 in hopes of accessing emergency funds "from to all available resources. "
Floods also led the City of Omaha to close the Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday morning.
As the plant is closed, the wastewater will go to the river without being treated. Generally, the plant drives 65 million gallons of wastewater per day.
People should avoid going to the Missouri River near and downstream from Papillion Creek.
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