River Drops Below Flood Stage At North Platte

By: wowt Email
By: wowt Email

The North Platte River has fallen below flood level for the first time since March in North Platte.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Taylor says the
river dropped to 5.66 feet over the weekend, a third of a foot
under flood stage.

Weather service records say the river peaked at nearly 7.7 feet
on June 3 at the U.S. Highway 83 bridge near North Platte's Cody
Park.

Flooding was fueled by heavy spring rains and a heavy snowmelt
from Wyoming.

People are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency by Tuesday's deadline, even if they haven't yet
detected any flood damage. The damage could show up later.

The FEMA phone number is 800-621-3362. The online address is
www.disasterassistance.gov.


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