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Severe Thunderstorm Watch


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 47 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

FREMONT HARRISON MILLS POTTAWATTAMIE

IN NEBRASKA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 19 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA

BURT BUTLER DODGE DOUGLAS SARPY SAUNDERS WASHINGTON

IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA

COLFAX PLATTE

IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA

CASS GAGE JEFFERSON JOHNSON LANCASTER NEMAHA OTOE PAWNEE SALINE SEWARD

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ASHLAND, AUBURN, BEATRICE, BELLEVUE, BLAIR, COLUMBUS, COUNCIL BLUFFS, CRETE, DAVID CITY, DECATUR, DUNLAP, FAIRBURY, FARRAGUT, FREMONT, GLENWOOD, HAMBURG, LA VISTA, LINCOLN, LOGAN, LYONS, MILFORD, MISSOURI VALLEY, NEBRASKA CITY, OAKLAND, OMAHA, PAPILLION, PAWNEE CITY, PLATTSMOUTH, SCHUYLER, SEWARD, SIDNEY, STERLING, TABLE ROCK, TABOR, TECUMSEH, TEKAMAH, WAHOO, WILBER, WOODBINE, AND YUTAN.

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Wind Advisory


…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM CDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 10 AM CDT Thursday. * WINDS…East 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * TIMING…This afternoon into Thursday morning. * IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Strong crosswinds along north to south highways. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 mph are expected for one hour or longer, or winds of 45 to 57 mph for any duration. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. &&

NDOT Holding Open House Meetings


The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be holding open

house meetings in communities impacted by the severe flooding that occurred earlier this month.

Representatives from the NDOT will provide updates on transportation-related response and recovery

efforts in the area and will answer questions.  All members of the public are welcome and encouraged

to attend.

 

Meeting dates/times and locations for the open houses include:

 

Wednesday, April 3, 10:00 – 11:30 am: Ponca Tribal Headquarters (2523 Woodbine Street,

Niobrara, NE 68760)

 

Friday, April 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am: Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center

(701 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701)

 

#NDOT#

 

Contact:

Vicki Kramer, (402) 479-4512, vicki.kramer@nebraska.gov

 

Highway N-11 Open From Wood River to Cairo


March 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is continuing
its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state.

 

Following inspection and clean-up (and repair) by NDOT personnel, Highway N-11 is now open
from Wood River to Cairo.

 

Please remember some local and county roads may still remain impassible.  Travel with caution.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date
travel conditions and closures available.  The system is available at all times online at 511.nebraska.gov,
Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

Revision to Reopened Roads


March 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation is continuing
its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state.

The following highways are open:

Highway N-64, West Maple, is open at 204th
Highway US-77 is open south to Lincoln
            Highway US-75 SOUTHBOUND is open, not northbound

Please remember some local and county roads may still remain impassible.  Travel with caution.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date
travel conditions and closures available.  The system is available at all times online at 511.nebraska.gov,
Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

Roads in Nebraska Being Inspected and Reopened


March 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — he Nebraska Department of Transportation is continuing
its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state.

The following highways are open:

Highway N-64, West Maple, is open at 204th
Highway US-77 is open south to Lincoln
Highway US-75 is open

Please remember some local and county roads may still remain impassible.  Travel with caution.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date
travel conditions and closures available.  The system is available at all times online at 511.nebraska.gov,
Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

Flooding, Not Again!


Well, here we go again! Flooding! Logan Creek went out of it’s banks and flooded the Oakland Park and the golf course. Fields are also flooded. Many people have water in their basements. And, according to the forecast for tomorrow, it isn’t over yet. Please be careful everyone! If traveling, check out the road conditions in the area you are headed to. Call 511 from your phone before departing so you can plan ahead!

These pictures are from the Oakland Park area, the Logan Creek and some fields that are flooded in Oakland. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief/Kat Country Hub.

Flood Warning


The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a * Flood Warning for… Rain and Snowmelt in… Monona County in west central Iowa… Madison County in northeastern Nebraska… Burt County in east central Nebraska… Colfax County in northeastern Nebraska… Platte County in northeastern Nebraska… Southern Pierce County in northeastern Nebraska… Antelope County in northeastern Nebraska… Northwestern Saunders County in east central Nebraska… Wayne County in northeastern Nebraska… Cuming County in northeastern Nebraska… Dodge County in east central Nebraska… Thurston County in northeastern Nebraska… Butler County in east central Nebraska… Boone County in northeastern Nebraska… Stanton County in northeastern Nebraska… * Until 145 PM CDT Wednesday. * At 741 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated 1 to 1.5 inches of rain over the warned region in the last 3 hours. This rain along with snowmelt was resulting in significant flooding along area streams and roadways. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will only worsen the flooding through noon today. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Norfolk, Columbus, Schuyler, Wayne, West Point, Onawa, David City, Madison, Pierce, Tekamah, Albion, Neligh, Stanton, Wakefield, Battle Creek, North Bend, Wisner, Pender, Scribner and Lyons.

Flood Watch


…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of Iowa and Nebraska, including the following areas, in Iowa, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. In Nebraska, Antelope, Boone, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lancaster, Madison, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Stanton, Thurston, Washington, and Wayne. * From late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening * A strong storm will bring warming temperatures and 1 to 3 inches of rain to the region during the middle of the week. This will result in an increased risk of river flooding, do to the unusual combination of heavy rain, snowmelt, saturated or frozen soils, and thick ice cover on area rivers. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant and rapid river level increases are possible do to runoff or localized ice jams. Anyone with interests along or near area rivers should continue to monitor the forecast and river levels closely. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Winter Weather Advisory


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Snow with total accumulations of 3 to 4 inches. Some freezing drizzle could mix with the snow with minor ice accumulation possible. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and southwest and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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