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Platte River threatens to flood near Fremont

Officials are warning residents along the Platte River in eastern Nebraska's Dodge and Saunders counties that the river is rising and it will rise into some yards and buildings and maybe even higher.

Higher water releases into the North Platte River are expected from Lake McConaughy, upstream from where it merges with the South Platte to form the Platte River. Region 5/6 emergency manager Bill Pook says the state and the Army Corps of Engineers are expecting lowland flooding all along the Platte as it winds its way toward its end at the Missouri River, south of Omaha.

Pook says various agencies are planning for what appears to be the inevitable in the two counties. But he told the Fremont Tribune that ``people need to take personal responsibility now.''

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