Platte County Emergency Management said the town of Columbus was spared for the most part, thanks to a levee that held.

But areas to the south of town were not as fortunate.  Businesses stuck between the Loup and Platte rivers said they got around 30 inches of water in their stores.

"Water entered, I believe it was late Wednesday night, early Thursday morning and we were able to get in Saturday morning and take pictures and assess the damage," said Chelsea Kallenbach, co-owner of T and K Pit Stop.

"After 21 years, I mean, this is what I have to show for it: not a whole lot now," Fence Shop and Construction owner Michael Kaczor said.

They considered themselves lucky compared to other folks south of the Loup River.

Channel 8 couldn't get into some of the worst damaged areas because the roads were destroyed.  Platte County Emergency Management said some buildings in that area have collapsed and more than 50 rural homes are damaged or destroyed.

"There's a number of homes that are affected that people just can't get to yet because of the muddy roads," Director Tim Hofbauer said.  "But a lot of the roads are literally just washed out.  "There's gullies where roads used to be."

That's not all.  Hofbauer said he's heard between 600 and a 1,000 livestock are missing.

He said, so far, they estimate there's more than $9 million in damages in the area along the Loup River.

The Platte County Emergency Management said right now, they're still taking cleaning supplies donations.  They said they have a lot of people willing to volunteer for cleanup, but they just need those roads repaired so they can get to work.