Flooding hits residents near Rulo

Many homes along the banks of the Missouri River are flooded near Rulo.

However, the town is safe for now mostly due to levees in place and a large hill that separates Rulo from the river.

The National Weather Service in Valley says the river has reached record-high levels, causing more flooding in an area where some homes have been evacuated for more than a week. The river hit more than 26 feet Tuesday afternoon. The previous record was about 25 1/2 feet in 1952.

Also, flood waters have affected several roads in Seward County from Lincoln Creek.  Highway 81 just north of York is closed due to water over the road.