Monday, August 8, 2011

1881 Flood 4th Edition

The flood wasn’t over, however. Within a week a steady rise began again. By April 20th railroad tracks were again under water on the east side and fears were felt for the safety of the residents of Eastport. An 11- inch rise was reported over night, bringing the water to within six inches of the previous flood stage.

April 21- - Evacuation of East Nebraska City homes had started again. In Omaha the U.P. shops and the smelter were flooded. The roadbed of the Nebraska line south of town was being washed out this time. Percival was an island and the News reporter, stationed in the court house belfry, said he could see nothing but a waste of water.

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