Flash Flooding Leaves Cars Stalled in Kearney
Flash flooding left more than a dozen cars stalled in the water, as storms rolled through overnight.
The National Weather Service reported at least 15 to 20 cars were stalled, after 3.5 inches fell in Kearney.
Strong winds and pea to quarter size hail hit in the area, around Eddyvile, Miller, Amherst, and Riverdale.
Areas around Arapahoe, Oxford, and Minden experienced 60 mile an hour winds.
Street flooding in Kearney appeared to be the biggest problem, as water rose up to three feet deep.
Flood waters can be extremely dangerous.
The National Weather Service website states, "The reason that so many people drown during flooding is because few of them realize the incredible power of water. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. This includes pickups and SUVs."
Also, it's hard to know the depth of the water or what may be in the water, especially at night. That's why the weather service says "Turn Around Don't Drown."