Friday Night Storm Causes Flash Flooding, Tree Damage In Kearney


Friday night's storms not only tested Kearney's drainage system, but the police department as well.

Muddy streets and debris from high water were left by the storm. Kearney Police received many motorist assist calls, even having to tow abandoned vehicles trapped in floodwater.

They say using common sense creates fewer problems for everyone.

"In instances like this where there's a lot of flooding I think the most important thing people can do is just remember not to drive through the flooded intersections," said K.P.D. Officer Ryan Chramosta. "Try to find an alternate route, don't travel if you don't have to, if you are out try to find a different route and get to a safe place."

Several residents throughout town were surprised to see the tree damage caused by high winds, but know things could have been worse.

"We are so fortunate, we are so fortunate that, like I said, our neighbor's truck was right in the path of it had it gone the other way and that didn't happen, and it didn't hit our house, and nobody was hurt, so we're grateful for that," said Kearney resident Susie Keenan

The tree damage is widespread across Kearney, everything from limbs to full grown trees.