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Ricketts warns not to wait to be told to evacuate. Here's what you need to know Saturday | Nebraska



At a press conference in Fremont on Saturday morning, Gov said. Pete Ricketts, what happens, a creepy sign for those downstream, which is likely to be flooded.

Ricketts and other state officials said people should consider leaving – don't wait to be told to evacuate.

And the National Weather Service said areas like Ashland and Plattsmouth are still facing problems today as Platte and Missouri Rivers continue to rise.

"We just smash some records on the big boys, Missouri and Platte," said meteorologist Jeremy Wesely.

The water level at Platte, Missouri and Elkhorn Rivers has curved or projected to the comb today.

"Some of these combs could last several days on the larger rivers like the Missouri River," said Wesely. "From Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, Brownsville, we're talking about historical, record-level curls."

Mandatory evacuation still in force at Fremont when work begins to patch levee breaches

Residents have put dirt and sandbags about two to three meters high on Military Avenue to prevent the water from entering the city further.

Officials tell the few hundred inhabitants of the Davenport neighborhood south of Fremont Municipal Airport to evacuate as a security measure, but there is no water in that area, Newton said.

Areas south of the railway tracks, including the Inglewood area, have been flooded since Friday, Newton said.

Mills County evacuation issued Saturday morning

Mills County, Iowa, officials extended a mandatory evacuation Saturday morning for residents near the Missouri River living east of the Loess Hills, said Sheri Bowen, a spokeswoman. Officials had previously ordered evacuations that affect approx. 80 families from the area from I-29 west to the river. Saturday's extra evacuation was ordered because the water went under the interstate and backed up to the east.

Residents should evacuate at. Saturday.

In this situation, she said that a mandatory evacuation means that residents can become "but we may not be able to respond to an emergency in your home."

Workers will try to keep the utilities in for as long as possible, but interrupt the flow when homes are considered unsafe or roads become impossible. A shelter has been set up at Salem United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs.

Interstate 29 has been closed in several places due to flooding. I-29 between the Missouri line and near Pacific Junction is closed. It is also closed north of Council Bluffs, from the north 25 th Street exit to Loveland, Iowa.

Don't Overlook Floodwaters, Authorities Warn

Cities in Omaha officials urged residents not to "sightsee" the flooded rivers or drive through barricades in western Douglas County.

Omaha policemen will be along Missouri River lakes in the city limits to prevent anyone from approaching the dangerous river waters.

Anyone driving around or through barricades in Madison or Stanton counties will be billed or arrested, officials said.

"Please limit your views on social media and news," says Jon Downey, an investigator for the Madison County Sheriff's Office. Rescue and recovery efforts are difficult enough without tourists disturbing themselves by being in the way. "[1

9659007] Bellevue neighborhoods near Offutt and Missouri still closed

Paradise Lake and Green Acres neighborhoods in Bellevue, located between Offutt Air Force Base and the Missouri River, continue to be closed Saturday," said Bellevue Police Department. is closed east of Warren Street and Harlan Lewis Road is closed south of West 27th Avenue.

The utilities have been turned off and the authorities patrol the area to prevent people from entering.

Sarpy County officials: if you live near Platte or Missouri, come out

Sarpy County officials continued to advise residents living near Platte or Missouri Rivers to evacuate Saturday morning.

Power for homes in these areas can be closed for security reasons, said Megan Barrett, a spokeswoman for the county.

Sarpy Count y Sheriff's Office will only try to save the water during the daytime, so officials say anyone who needs to save at night must wait until Sunday morning.

Flooding is still a problem in Cass County, Plattsmouth

Cass County Emergency Services, said relief workers have retrieved people who were stranded or otherwise at risk in homes along the River Platte and Missouri.

It was not immediately clear how many people have been downloaded.

"We have many people out to answer calls," said an emergency service staff. "They've gone home and get people out of home."

County and its primary city, Plattsmouth, deals with floods.

Completing the county has been a challenge. She said people generally divert through Louisville to the west.

She refused to give her name because she did not have a supervisory role.

Fremont water flows into the Valley area

Flooding in Fremont sent 3 to 4 feet of water in the Valley, Nebraska, Capt said. Wayne Hudson from Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A bridge at 240. St. and West Center Road was also washed Friday night. All roads are impossible from 240th Street to 264th and Q. Streets.

As the water lowers, engineers will go out and check all the bridges that were under water, Hudson says.

There is a clear route for emergency vehicles to get in and out of the area, but Hudson advises citizens to call 911 only in case of medical or criminal emergencies. In all other cases, including to check family members, call 211.

Hudson did not have a precise number of medical rescue devices that were completed on Friday night, but he said the number was over 120 in Valley and Fremont areas.

Hudson also stressed that individuals should not enter flood zones for sightseeing. A vehicle got stuck after walking around a barrier and hit the water at about 70 miles per hour. After the car is rescued, the driver will be quoted, Hudson says.

People who are stuck in the valley and Wateloo areas should not leave their homes, Hudson says.

"Worse than yesterday."

Standing near the railway track near a sandy, flooded neighborhood in Fremont near sandbagged, flooding West Military Avenue, Laura Griffis investigated the destruction and took pictures.

She owns 10 rental homes nearby and tenants are all displaced. The Griffs wiped a tear and said everyone she could do right now was witnessing, collecting information and keeping everyone updated.

"Worse than yesterday," she said.

Nearly 900 Nebras in Temporary Houses

On Twitter, Nebraska National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac shared an update that showed that nearly 900 residents lived in 18 Red Cross shelves from Saturday morning.

The Fremont area United Way announced on Saturday morning that they opened a fourth house at C Nazarene.

"We need donations of fruit, granola bars, etc. and blankets (and) pillows to be released from there", they wrote in a Facebook post. "We also need non-perishable food and blankets to go to Salem Church."

Hy-Vee donates more than 100,000 bottles of water to flooded communities

Grocer Hy-Vee donates four semi-trailers worth watering to the American Red Cross, Nebraska / Southwest Iowa, to distribute to the most severely affected cities .

On Saturday morning, three Hy-Vee trucks with water are expected to arrive at the Nebraska National Guard warehouse in Lincoln with nearly 73,000 bottles of water and more than 3,000 one-gallon jars.

Red Cross, National Guard and state emergency personnel will distribute the water – Nebraska Emergency Management officials said Friday that some cities are struggling to have enough drinking water.

A fourth Hy-Vee truck delivers more than 36,000 bottles of water to Verdigre, Nebraska.

Hy-Vee said communities that need clean drinking water should contact their local emergency management for more information on how to receive water.

DOT reports at least four bridges leached in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Transportation reported that four bridges associated with the state highway system have been flushed out and are damaged and impossible.

»Highway 12 in Niobrara

» Motorway 22 just south of Genoa

»Highway 281 just south of Spencer

» Highway 11 just south of Butte

DOT will detour to these bridges when floodwater go down.

The state agency advised drivers to avoid north-central and northeastern Nebraska until flooding begins to fall.

Click here to see the Nebraska Department of Transportation's live map, or call 511 to get the latest on road closure.

To see Douglas County road closures, Omaha Mayor recommended Jean Stothert to check dogis.org/closedroads

Nebraska State Patrol reported late Friday that west of Omaha, part of Highway 92 / Center Street had washed away.

West Dodge Road west of 204th Street was closed.

Red Cross Help Available

The American Red Cross works with 10 houses in Nebraska and southwest Iowa to help those displaced from their homes due to floods.

Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Ave. in Council Bluffs; Calgary Baptist Church in Glenwood, Iowa, Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa; East Central District Health Department 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.

The Red Cross advises evacuate to bring essential things, including prescription and emergency medicine; foods for unusual dietary requirements show stays in an affected area and important personal documents extra clothes, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and comfort items; supplies for children and children, such as diapers, formula and toys; and need for things for the elderly or disabled.

Cass County lake community asked to evacuate

Residents living around Lake Waconda, a private lake near the Missouri River near Union, Nebraska, have been asked to evacuate, said Sandy Weyers, director of disaster management at Cass County.

Flooding Closes Offutt Path And Swamp Ashland Military Training Base

Offut's Single Path Is Closed Until. 13 Tuesday, according to a notice to the pilots issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition, Guard's Camp Ashland for the second time in four years on the riverbank east of Ashland has been flooded with river water.

Nebraska Rivers Hit Record Levels

A Few Rivers Have hit record levels as meteorologists from the National Weather Service should be aware that the water level will continue to increase in the coming several days.

No further moisture is expected in the coming days, which will add to the totals, except for a low snow chance for snow Monday night, said weather service meteorologist Dave Eastlack.

"We will probably not see any kind of decline to the middle or late next week," he said.

Eastlack emphasized that motorists should not drive through water for their own safety and to avoid tying up first responder resources.

US Army Corps of Engineers expects the Missouri River in Omaha crest at 33.7 feet on Sunday, but the Omaha officials said the river is not expected to compromise the 13 miles of levee it controls.

The Bob Kerrey pedestrian bridge is closed because of floods on Council Bluff's side of the bridge.



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World Rulers writers Alia Conley, Kelsey Stewart, Chris Peters, Erin Grace, Blake Ursch, Steve Liewer, Nancy Gaarder, Reece Ristau Susan Szalewski and Roseann Moring have contributed to this report, which includes information from the World Herald News Service.