Heavy rains across the region on Friday, August 2 caused rivers to swell and overflow their banks once again. Flash flooding alerts were in full effect in the afternoon encompassing much of the northeast part of Custer County and into Valley County.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol Facebook page, they assisted in traffic control as roads were washed away and covered in water throughout the Ord and North Loup areas. There was also flooding reported in Sargent and Comstock with sandbags being placed to reduce the flooding damage.
Flooded basements, damaged roads, and streets full of water were a few of the main reports of damage from the storm. Region 26 Emergency Management reported six inches of rain falling in Taylor with four to eight inches falling around the area.
Please use extra caution on roads impacted by flooding as washouts may occur that are not immediately visible from the road way. Do not travel on any roads that are covered in water as dangers may be hidden under the water.