Although Kearney County was spared from the worst of the July 8 flooding, the heavy rains and flooding of adjacent counties took a toll on many county roads. Highway Superintendent Randy Smith attended the July 16 regular meeting of the Kearney County Board of Supervisors to discuss some of the damage.
Significant flood waters from Phelps County covered the Northwest corner of the county destroying portions of roads already weakened from the March flooding. Smith reported water topped the road in several parts of the county, but most of it went away quickly. There is still some standing water West of Awarii.
Smith has fielded questions, complaints, and requests from several residents affected by the flooding. Some residents asked for sandbagging while others requested the road to be built up and dikes be built to help stave off flood waters in the future.
see July 24 Courier for full story