Kearney Flood 2019 Information and Resources

Talmadge is still closed west of 2nd Avenue. Archway Parkway is still closed.

THE  PLATTE RIVER RADIO STATIONS AND THE NEBRASKA STATE PATROL REMIND YOU TO AVOID DRIVING THROUGH FLOOD WATERS NO MATTER HOW PASSABLE IT MAY SEEM.  RIVER CRESTS ARE STILL WORKING THEIR WAY TO THE EAST AND WATER COULD RISE UNEXPECTED WITH OR WITHOUT NEW RAINFALL.

DHHS is offering economic assistnce to those who have lost or may lose income as a result of the flooding (including energy, food, and other expenses).  DHHS.NE.GOV

The City of Kearney announces that due to the recent flood in the area, the Kearney Area Solid Waste Landfill will extend operational hours this weekend July 13 and 14. The landfill will accept refuse on Saturday July 13 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm and on Sunday July 14 from 1 pm to 5 pm. No other operating hours have been changed. Refuse caused by the recent flooding will be accepted free of charge. Customers are reminded to securely fasten their loads and to expect delays in unloading due to the volume of refuse that is expected. Household Hazardous waste should be disposed of at the Kearney Household Hazardous Waste drop off sites located at 3620 Box Butte Ave or 1919 15th Avenue.

Free residential curbside collection of flood related refuse will begin July 12, 2019. Refuse should be place along the street on top of the curb and not in the street. The refuse should not include any household hazardous waste.

If your gas has been turned off, you will need to contact the City of Kearney for an inspection. Please use the following contact information and a City employee will be in touch: [email protected] or call (308) 233-3222.

City of Kearney is providing an email address for all flood questions from the public & for citizens interested in providing the City of Kearney resources for flood response and clean-up efforts in the days to come. EMAIL: [email protected]

LATEST FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
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UNK Opening Dorms to Help 

UNK offers temporary housing to Kearney area flood victims

Red Cross

Red Cross shelters in Kearney and Lexington have closed, while the Wood River shelter remains open through Thursday. Hall County Emergency officials advised residents in Alda who need a place to stay, to go to the Wood River shelter.

 

Community Foundation

The Kearney Area Community Foundation has a Disaster Relief Fund set up to help those in the Kearney area suffering loss from the recent devastating flooding. To show your support, click the link below to donate to the Disaster Relief Fund. All donations will stay in our area.

https://www.kearneyfoundation.org/disaster-relief-fund

 

Veterans

For veterans affected by recent flooding in Nebraska, the Nebraska Veterans Aid (NVA) may be able to assist with food, clothing, and emergency housing (i.e. hotel accommodations). Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine the amount of assistance a veteran and/or their eligible dependents would be able to receive. Additional information on the program is available here: https://veterans.nebraska.gov/nva. Veterans should apply for NVA through their County Veteran Service Officer.