Flood Warning Extended

Flood Warning Extended

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a Flood Warning until 945 AM CDT Saturday for a large portion of East Central and Southeast Nebraska as well as Southwestern Iowa. The area includes the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Columbus, Beatrice, Falls City, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Fremont, Papillion, La Vista, Blair, Nebraska City, Seward, Crete, Plattsmouth, Schuyler, Ralston, Red Oak and Wayne.

Residual extensive flooding continues today as rivers and streams expand to areas unaccustomed to flooding. Travel is still hazardous, and is discouraged. Please do not drive across flooded roadways.

Emergency officials urge motorists to turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.