467  
NWUS53 KGID 170923  
LSRGID  
 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
423 AM CDT SUN MAR 17 2019  
   
.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
..REMARKS..  
 
0614 PM FLOOD MCCOOL JUNCTION 40.74N 97.59W  
03/13/2019 YORK NE COUNTY OFFICIAL  
 
TWO HOMES THREATENED BY WATER. WORKING ON  
PROTECTIVE ACTIONS.  
 
0848 PM FLOOD 2 NW AURORA 40.89N 98.03W  
03/13/2019 HAMILTON NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
BIG BLUE RIVER, LINCOLN CREEK, BEAVER CREEK  
AND THE WEST FORK OF THE BLUE RIVER ARE OUT  
OF THEIR BANKS. NUMEROUS COUNTY ROADS HAVE  
WATER OVER THEM.  
 
0941 PM FLOOD ROCKVILLE 41.12N 98.84W  
03/13/2019 SHERMAN NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
WATER OVER HIGHWAY 68 JUST WEST OF  
ROCKVILLE. ICE CHUNKS BIGGER THAN PICKUPS ON  
THE HIGHWAY. DOT HAS CLOSED THE HIGHWAY.  
 
1200 AM FLOOD GIBBON 40.75N 98.85W  
03/14/2019 BUFFALO NE 911 CALL CENTER  
 
WATER WASHED OUT ROCK UNDERNEATH ALL 3  
RAILROAD TRACKS AND WAS FLOWING UNDER THE  
TRACKS. UNION PACIFIC TRAINS WERE NO LONGER  
USING THESE TRACKS. EXACT TIME UNKNOWN.  
 
0238 AM FLOOD 1 N FULLERTON 41.38N 97.98W  
03/14/2019 NANCE NE 911 CALL CENTER  
 
WATER OVER HIGHWAY 14 JUST NORTH OF  
FULLERTON. HIGHWAY IS CLOSED. DEPUTY CANT  
RETURN TO FULLERTON DUE TO CLOSURE.  
 
0513 AM FLOOD DANNEBROG 41.12N 98.55W  
03/14/2019 HOWARD NE 911 CALL CENTER  
 
TRAVEL IMPOSSIBLE IN THE TOWN OF DANNEBROG  
DUE TO 5-6 FEET OF WATER IN TOWN. BRIDGE  
JUST SOUTH OF TOWN IS WASHED OUT.  
 
0516 AM FLOOD 1 SSE BOELUS 41.07N 98.71W  
03/14/2019 HOWARD NE 911 CALL CENTER  
 
BRIDGE JUST SOUTH OF BOELUS IS WASHED OUT.  
 
0531 AM FLOOD GENOA 41.44N 97.73W  
03/14/2019 NANCE NE 911 CALL CENTER  
 
HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME HAVE BEEN  
EVACUATED. SOME FOLKS IN RESIDENCES WITH  
BASEMENTS FILLING WITH WATER SOUTH OF  
HWY22/39 JUNCTION AND NO SAFE EVACUATION  
ROUTE.  
 
0534 AM FLOOD 4 ENE SILVER CREEK 41.34N 97.60W  
03/14/2019 MERRICK NE 911 CALL CENTER  
 
MONROE ROAD IS COMPLETELY WASHED OUT AT  
HIGHWAY 30.  
 
1200 PM FLOOD 1 S YORK 40.86N 97.59W  
03/14/2019 YORK NE NEWSPAPER  
 
MINOR FLOODING OF BEAVER CREEK. THE PARK AND  
THE ENTIRE TRAIL SYSTEM WAS COMPLETELY  
FILLED WITH WATER. NUMEROUS ROADS ACROSS THE  
COUNTY WERE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.  
 
0212 PM FLOOD 5 NW GRAND ISLAND 40.97N 98.44W  
03/14/2019 HALL NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
WATER REPORTED OVER HIGHWAY 2 AT MONITOR  
ROAD.  
 
0310 PM FLOOD GIBBON 40.75N 98.84W  
03/14/2019 BUFFALO NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
WATER OF AT LEAST 1-2 FEET DEEP OVER HWY 30  
IN GIBBON. NORTH SIDE OF TOWN INCLUDING  
BUSINESSES AND HOMES HAVE BEEN FLOODED.  
 
0330 PM FLOOD PLEASANTON 40.97N 99.08W  
03/14/2019 BUFFALO NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
EM EVACUATING SEVERAL HOMES IN PLEASANTON  
DUE TO FLOODING.  
 
0412 PM FLOOD 1 SE SAINT PAUL 41.20N 98.44W  
03/14/2019 HOWARD NE NWS EMPLOYEE  
 
FLOOD DAMAGE TO THE RAILROAD LINE SOUTH OF  
ST. PAUL ALONG THE MIDDLE LOUP RIVER. THE  
FILL UNDER THE TRACK WAS WASHED OUT OVER A  
SECTION 8-12 FEET IN LENGTH.  
 
0549 PM FLOOD GENOA 41.45N 97.73W  
03/14/2019 NANCE NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
31 PEOPLE ARE STRANDED BY FLOOD WATER IN  
GENOA THAT RESPONDERS ARE ATTEMPTING TO  
RESCUE.  
 
0600 PM FLOOD 1 WNW GIBBON 40.75N 98.85W  
03/14/2019 BUFFALO NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
ROAD LEADING TO BRIDGE IS BEGINNING TO WASH  
AWAY. WATER UP TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS.  
 
1200 AM FLOOD DANNEBROG 41.12N 98.55W  
03/15/2019 HOWARD NE NEWSPAPER  
 
CORRECTS PREVIOUS FLOOD REPORT FROM  
DANNEBROG. MAJOR FLOODING. WATER REPORTED AS  
DEEP AS 5-6 FT IN SPOTS. ALL BUSINESSES  
FLOODED. BASEMENTS FLOODED. SEWER SYSTEM  
SHUTDOWN. SOME PEOPLE EVACUATED, INCLUDING A  
FEW BY BOAT. POST OFFICE TEMPORARILY  
EVACUATED WITH MAIL SERVICE ROUTED TO A  
NEARBY TOWN.  
 
1200 AM FLOOD PLEASANTON 40.97N 99.09W  
03/15/2019 BUFFALO NE NEWSPAPER  
 
EXTENSIVE FLOODING FROM SOUTH LOUP RIVER.  
RESIDENTS OF SOME HOMES EVACUATED.  
 
1200 AM FLOOD 1 SSE BOELUS 41.07N 98.71W  
03/15/2019 HOWARD NE BROADCAST MEDIA  
 
PART OF THE BRIDGE OVER THE MIDDLE LOUP  
RIVER WAS WASHED OUT. EXACT TIME UNKNOWN.  
 
1200 AM FLOOD 3 N SAINT PAUL 41.26N 98.45W  
03/15/2019 HOWARD NE BROADCAST MEDIA  
 
HOME SWEPT AWAY IN THE N LOUP RIVER. EXACT  
TIME AND LOCATION UNKNOWN.  
 
1200 PM FLOOD 1 S FULLERTON 41.35N 97.98W  
03/15/2019 NANCE NE NEWSPAPER  
 
LARGE SLABS OF RIVER ICE DEPOSITED ONTO THE  
BRIDGE BY FLOOD WATERS WHICH HAVE SINCE  
RECEDED...MAKING IT IMPASSABLE. EXACT TIME  
UNKNOWN.  
 
1200 PM FLOOD 1 NNW GIBBON 40.75N 98.85W  
03/15/2019 BUFFALO NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
MAJOR FLOODING. U.S. HWY 30 CLOSED IN BOTH  
DIRECTIONS. HOMES AND BUSINESSES FLOODED.  
SOME RESIDENTS EVACUATED. RECORD CREST ON  
THE WOOD RIVER. EXACT HEIGHT UNKNOWN.  
 
1200 PM FLOOD 1 NW WOOD RIVER 40.83N 98.61W  
03/15/2019 HALL NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
MAJOR FLOODING. U.S. HWY 30 CLOSED IN BOTH  
DIRECTIONS. SOME RESIDENTS EVACUATED. RECORD  
CREST ON THE WOOD RIVER.  
 
1200 PM FLOOD 1 SW GENOA 41.43N 97.75W  
03/15/2019 NANCE NE BROADCAST MEDIA  
 
HWY 22 BRIDGE WASHED OUT IN 2 PLACES. EXACT  
TIME UNKNOWN.  
 
0350 PM FLOOD 5 NW GRAND ISLAND 40.97N 98.44W  
03/15/2019 HALL NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
SILVER CREEK IS FLOODING HWY 2 NORTHWEST OF  
GRAND ISLAND.  
 
0930 PM FLOOD WOOD RIVER 40.82N 98.60W  
03/15/2019 HALL NE LAW ENFORCEMENT  
 
WATER WAS 3-4 FT DEEP BETWEEN 11TH AND 13TH  
STREETS...AND STILL RISING.  
 
0940 PM FLOOD 1 WSW WOOD RIVER 40.82N 98.61W  
03/15/2019 HALL NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
HWY 30 CLOSED FROM SHELTON TO ALDA DUE TO  
WATER COVERING THE ROAD.  
 
1001 PM FLOOD 3 ESE ALDA 40.85N 98.42W  
03/16/2019 HALL NE EMERGENCY MNGR  
 
WATER FROM WOOD RIVER RUNNING OVER ENGLEMAN  
RD, AND OVER NORTH RD AT WILDWOOD DR.  
 

 
 
THIS IS A COMPILATION OF FLOOD REPORTS RECEIVED OVER THE LAST 4  
DAYS. IT FALLS FAR SHORT OF CONVEYING THE EXTENSIVENESS OF THE  
FLOODING AND THE IMMEASURABLE IMPACTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED. OTHER  
REPORTS/IMPACTS MAY BE ADDED TO THE LIST AND ANOTHER SUMMARY MAY  
BE REQUIRED IN THE COMING DAYS.  
 

 
 
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