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Flash flood warning issued because of Platte River dike breach

Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 16:51:15-04

VALLEY, Neb. (KMTV) -- — For more than years, the Union Dike protected the people of Fremont and Valley from flooding until Friday.

Valley, King lake, and Waterloo are under a flash flood warning until 10:15am Saturday because of the breach on the Union Dike north of Valley. Water was over Highway 64 near Ginger Cove and Ginger Woods by late Friday morning. A voluntary evacuation was issued for Valley residents.

People were trying to get out of the area with urgency.

"I think we'll be fine we kind of live out in the country, but I don't know it all depends on what's going to happen and what breaks and it could all just be crazy,” said Crystal Hultquist who was heading from Valley to Omaha. "I think it's smart that everybody's trying to get out and do what they need to do.”

The Papio NRD says the Platte River should peak Friday night and the Elkhorn River will peak on Saturday, but they say we'll see extended high flows for a while.