Historic flooding in central and eastern Nebraska

Nebraskans are dealing with historic flooding across much of central and eastern part of our state.

Image from Jeanette Stultz of the flooding happening in St. Edward, Nebraska on March 13, 2019.

Kearney Police said emergency crews had to respond to two separate incidents Wednesday night north of Kearney.

According to a National Weather Service storm report, there were two instances of vehicles swept into the wood river in vicinity of 17th Avenue and 92nd Street requiring water rescues. One person was taken to the hospital. The report goes on to say that five other water rescues happened throughout Buffalo County between 9 p.m. and midnight.

In Howard County, the 911 call center there is reporting Thursday morning that travel there is impossible in the town of Dannebrog due to 5 to 6 feet of water in town. The bridge just south of town is washed out.

The bridge is also washed out in the town of Boelus.

Boelus Fire and Rescue shared some some incredible video from overnight. You can check the images below.

They are reminding people to stay home. No travel south of Boelus as the bridge is impassible. Don't go around barricades that are placed for the safety of the public, including fire trucks blocking the roads.

Just before 5 a.m., evacuations had started in the Lake Oconee area.

And in Genoa, the hospital and nursing home have been evacuated. Some folks in residences with basements are filling with water south of the Highway 29/39 junction. According to the 911 call center, there is no safe evacuation route.

Authorities continue to advice people to not travel, especially in rural areas. This not only puts you at risk but also first responders.