Fremont residents completely cut off from outside communities

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FREMONT, Neb. (WOWT) - The City of Fremont has been completely cut off from outside communities.

All roads in and out of the area were covered with water by Friday afternoon.

Jerry Bennett lives in Fremont and told 6 News he's never seen such widespread devastation.

Bennett's daughter, Carrie stayed in Fremont Friday night because she was forced to evacuate her home in Valley.

"I think right now Fremont is almost what you would call an island because the whole perimeter is roads closed. Nobody can go in our out," Jerry Bennett said on the phone.

Evacuations in the area didn't just affect homeowners.

"When we left Valley they were evacuating everybody from the nursing home, which is right across the street from where we are at. So by the time I got home to evacuate the pets and the family, so much water had moved closer to Valley that I... we are probably lucky to get out when we did," Carrie Bennett said.

Shelters have opened in Fremont to help those evacuated in the area.