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Flooding reaches Dodge County towns

Posted: 9:16 PM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-27 11:24:31Z

With heavy rain hitting northeast Nebraska over the past week, Nickerson resident Dan Sweet was ready for what was coming his way.

"Oh yeah. I've been here for so long to know that when they get that rain up there, we're going to get it down here," says Sweet.

The rain waters filled the Elkhorn River before overflowing Maple Creek, which forced officials to close a portion of Highway 91 on Tuesday. 

The floodwaters reached other parts of town, including Sweet's front door on Main Street, which he says happens on a nearly annual basis. 

"You have to live it with it if you live down here." 

And out at the Uehling city park, flood waters have completely washed out the area, taking out baseball and softball games in town for the foreseeable future. 

While games might be re-located for a while, softball coach Dale Mundil, says the team was at least able to save a pitching machine and other valuable equipment. 

"This morning some of us got together, there's water in the park and we went in to get all the softball equipment out of our shed," says Mundil. 

Local residents say they have never seen Cedar Creek fill up so high, it was so unique that one man made sure to capture the scene. 

"It's very rare occurrence that it floods like this so I want to capture this with a painting," says painter Elijah Swanson.