The water started rising in the Sutherland area nearly a week ago. Volunteers in Sutherland and Hershey spent countless hours filling sandbags to protect our communities. The efforts were successful.
On Sunday night, the flooding caused the storm sewer system in North Platte to back up, threatening many homes. Those same volunteers in Sutherland came back out to load four semis and countless small trailers with the sandbags we filled and sent them to North Platte for people to protect their homes.
It flowed on east to threaten the communities of Maxwell and Brady, and now is beyond them as well, but is not expected to cause more damage.
The water is now receding.
Our prayers continue to be with our neighbors in Colorado who suffered so much devastation from these same waters.