Catastrophic flooding has left the Village of Niobrara in shambles after the Niobrara River raged through Thursday.
Already struggling under the water, the effects of the the compromised Spencer Dam wreaked havoc on the Knox County community as giant icebergs ripped through Highways 12 and 14. The raging waters destroyed the Mormon Bridge, located to the west of Niobrara en route to Niobrara State Park. Several businesses were destroy, along with buildings owned by the State of Nebraska.
As for Friday morning, the Nebraska Department of Transportation reported that the Tyndall Fire Department would be arriving to help fill the village water tower and the Niobrara Fire Department would be driving through the community trying to help residents get water. Niobrara is still without power at this time.
The community will hold an informational meeting Saturday at noon at the Niobrara Fire Hall for residents. Rides will be available for those who need them, and the community of Creighton will provide lunch. For more information or a ride, call 402-857-3795 or 402-336-7514.