FREMONT, Neb. (KMTV) — A levee breach is threatening the Fremont area and surrounding communities, with officials urging residents to evacuate immediately.
Rapid rises in water levels are expected to impact the Fremont area and a new flash flood alert has been issued. A breached levee led to the rise along the northwest side of town along the Platte River. Evacuation orders are in effect for parts of Fremont and Dodge counties.
Water is also crossing old Highway 275 on Fremont's south side. Individuals between Highway 30 and an area known as the Davenport addition in Fremont are urged to get to higher ground immediately, authorities say. Parameters within the city under mandatory evacuation also include 16th St to the Burlington Northern railroad tracks.
Roads entering and exiting Fremont remain closed. Those evacuating are asked to go to the shelter at Fremont Middle School. DC West is no longer open as a shelter due to plumbing issues.
Mandatory evacuations in Fremont:— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) March 16, 2019
Area bounded by County Rd 17 to west
County Rd 20 to the east
County Rd T to the north
South to Davenport area
If you are within these boundaries, you are urged to get out immediately. Do not enter flood waters.