Flooding expected along South Platte River following heavy rain in Colorado

Sep 17, 2013

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans are bracing for flooding along the South Platte River later this week when the water from Colorado's torrential rains arrives.

The National Weather Service is warning about flooding in low-lying along the South Platte beginning Wednesday and continuing for several days.

Record flooding is expected in rural areas along the South Platte as it runs along Interstate 76 and near Interstate 80 at Roscoe.

Some flooding is also expected in the city of North Platte and near where the South Platte joins with the North Platte River east of that city.

The Weather Service hasn't yet issued a forecast for the river downstream of Brady.

Lincoln County officials are preparing for flooding in southwest North Platte.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is sending a team to Ogallala to help.

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