Nebraska and Iowa Storms Flood Some Roadways
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 08:11
Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and power outages in parts of Nebraska and Iowa, with winds bringing down tree limbs and stormwater stranding motorists.
Omaha firefighters say a woman and three children had to be rescued from a minivan that became trapped under an overpass on Tuesday, September 9th. In some places, manhole covers popped off because the runoff overwhelmed storm sewers.
More than 1,300 Omaha Public Power District customers were without electricity for a time on Tuesday night. For about half an hour, the Douglas County 911 system didn’t work properly.
Water covered roadways in both states, including Iowa Highway 92 near Beacon.
County emergency management coordinator Jo Anne Duckworth says up to 4 inches of rain fell in 45 minutes in the southern side of Iowa’s Union County.
Tuesday Rains Cancel Wednesday Husker Harvest Days
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:08
Untimely rains hammered the Husker Harvest Days site after the end of Day 1 giving the show staff no choice but to cancel for Wednesday, Sept. 10. The show will be open Thursday, regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Extremely muddy conditions have made parking areas impassable. All access gates to the site will be closed on Wednesday. Visitors who had planned on attending the vent should revise their travel plans accordingly.
"It is unfortunate that the weather hasn't cooperated", said Captain Chris Kolb, Commander Troop C-Grand Island. "We are hoping to help get the word out on the cancellation for Wednesday, to avoid any unnecessary congestion on roads leading to and from the event site".