Alda starts to prepare for possible flooding

ALDA, Neb. (KSNB) - The flooding started in Kearney is heading towards Alda now. To prevent a lot of damage, community members have began to prepare.

Over 7,000 sandbags line Alda Road to keep flood waters from overflowing. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

Alda wasn't hit too hard with March flooding because they had set up a sand bag barricade down Alda Road. This kept the water in the ditch and away from town.

Alda Fire Department has set that barricade up and are hoping it will work again.

"We started Wednesday with asking for volunteers to come help fill sandbags and lay them out on Alda road," Assistant Fire Chief Chance Miles said. "We did roughly 7,000 sandbags that we filled and laid out on the road. Just really trying to prevent the water from coming into town."

They aren't currently advising their residents to evacuate but say they will let people know on their Facebook page if it does come to that.