(RED OAK) Water in the East Nishnabotna River near Red Oak has started to recede.
Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Brian Hamman said the flood stage was just above 13 feet at around 11:30 this morning.
“Last night around 8:00 or 9:00 the National Weather Service put us in a Flood Advisory and expected the river to crest somewhere around 17.9 feet overnight. The river did crest sometime overnight at 17.35, which is just under minor flood stage which is at 18 feet,” said Hamman. “So, the river has gone down considerably since then and currently we’re at 13 feet. The river is in its banks and we had no issues overnight.”
Hamman also reported some damage from the storms Monday morning. He said the only report he received was from the Flying A cattle ranch west of Red Oak, in the Hawthorne area, which sustained some pretty good wind damage to several building and trees.