Evacuations continue at King Lake in western Douglas County. Rescue workers are not just facing flood waters. Valley Fire Chief Brian Euckert says while conducting a rescue on Monday, they were threatened by a man with a shotgun.
“A guy pointed a gun at us. He followed the air boat because we had a bunch of kids in the boat that we had rescued and we were going to go back after the parents and the air boat operator didn’t want to go back there because we didn’t think we needed to be shot at just because we were going to rescue people.”
Chief Euckert says a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy talked to the man and there were no more problems.
Chief Euckert says it is frustrating that people are ignoring the barricades and are driving on water covered roads.
“Some of the roads are starting to wash out and you don’t know how deep it is. People are turning around in lanes and getting stuck.”
Chief Euckert says many people are still refusing to leave but as the water level continues to rise, some have decided to evacuate.
“There’s people who are staying in, which is fine but they are finding out they want to come out because the water is not receding very fast and they have to get food and stuff like that.”
Volunteer firefighters conducted an unusual rescue as well near Valley. They rescued for alpacas that had been left behind at a farm. The animals are fine and officials are trying to contact the owners.
Flooding continues along the Elkhorn River in western Douglas County. 252nd Street north of Valley is shut down as well as Highways 30 and 36.
Missouri River flooding has shut down part of Main Street in downtown Plattsmouth.