Kearney, NE The water in the Platte River in Kearney is beginning to go down and many people who live on the river were relieved. However, many neighbors said they were never concerned in the first place.
A week's worth of flood warnings for the Platte River never caused any risk for people who live along the river.
"It really hasn't affected us that much, our lake has come up over the last few days but other than that, we haven't really been affected by it. We did check our water just to be sure there was no bacteria but we've been fine in that regard too," said Sharon Jensen, who lives on the bank of the lake adjacent to the Platte River.
Many neighbors said they knew there's a risk, but after living there so long, there was no reason to be worried.
"I knew living here was right on the river and that maybe sometime something like this would happen, but until it happens you don't think about being flooded but I just about the people who had been flooded and I prayed for them and prayed for us and I left it with God," said Shell Ramey who lives on the Platte River.
One reason many were comfortable is all recently built houses on the river were constructed five feet above the six foot minor flood level.
Ramey said, "If it had rushed over the wall we maybe could have done something but that wasn't what they were forecasting, they were just saying it was rising."
Even the houses that don't have the five foot advantage didn't have issues. And the problems weren't expected because these homeowners have seen the river higher and had no damage.
"A couple Summers ago, the water did get high, in fact higher than it is right now and it stayed that way for a while but otherwise we haven't had to deal with any flooding or anything like that at all," said Jensen.
Even with the comfortable feeling, Shell Ramey had only one response when she knew the flood threat was gone.
"I am very grateful," she said.