Rulo prepares for record flooding

Bad news for towns along the Missouri River as several are expected to reach record flood levels this summer.

Right along the Mighty Mo, residents in Rulo, Nebraska are rolling out as water rushes in.  It's leaving one of the oldest functioning bars in the state desperate for customers.  Melody Thompson works at a Rulo bar and says, “It's effected us.  The Missouri River bridge closing, a lot of our customers come from there.”

Four towns in the area are expected to see record high water within the next couple of weeks. Rulo's record was set last year at more than 26 feet.  That's nine above normal.  Now, they are less than a half an inch away from making more history.  Thompson says, “I grew up here so I'm used to it and wish all those people on the river the best of luck.  Hopefully this will all be over soon.  Doesn't seem like it's going to be, though.”

Despite the lack in Rulo's dinner rush in the last few weeks, the staff vows to serve, hoping your leisure can help their livelihood.  “We have been getting a lot of the people coming down to view the flood which is great and I say, if you come to view the flood, stop in and have a cheeseburger.  We really need the business.”