Fremont, Nebraska has no direct route in or out. Some have had to evacuate their home. Many of the people that live there work in Omaha. I work with someone that lives in Fremont. His wife was stuck in Omaha, while he was in Fremont. She did make it home by driving on a street that was closed soon after she drove on it. They've had to work together to make sandbags. Many took each other in. Fremont has never had a flood problem like this, so many didn't have flood insurance.
HyVee (a grocery store) drove 5 huge trucks of food on back roads to Fremont to donate food. Good things do happen in bad situations.
Waterloo and anyone by the Platte River is also under water.
This street is supposed to keep going:
When the rescue missions were occurring families had to leave live stock behind. Horses can swim, but they are finding some animals dead.
Shelters have actually not been used a lot. They attribute that to good friends and family that have taken them in.
We have not been out to see any damage. They said for people to stay away, so workers can do what they can. Plus it's just dangerous.
Here's all the roads that are closed:
We did drop off a ton of water at a shelter spot. One area has contaminated water, and others that don't have a home needs many things.
I worry about the people, their homes, them having to rebuild, livestock gone, and food prices going way up from farmers not having a farm.
We're safe and sound being in the middle of Omaha.