Experts say the South Platte River is expected to reach around 13.8 feet and the community is preparing for the worst.
Sandbags along with other supplies are in high demand.
“We have had several calls from citizens who want sandbags,” said Lincoln County Commissioner Joseph Hewgley.
And stores are running low, on Monday, the North Platte Menards sold out of 3,000 sandbags within hours.
“We put another 20 thousand on order we can possibly get more if need be, but we will have those coming in within the next 24 hours,” said Menards Assistant Manager, Joseph Davis.
But Daniel Guenthner, the North Platte Emergency Management Director, says the state can only provide sandbags to public buildings not private citizens.
“Those are only due to protect infrastructure within the Villages, City, and the County,” said Guenthner.
Guenthner requested 100,000 additional sandbags from the state, but North Platte will only receive 75,000.
“It may be plenty, it may not be enough," said Guenthner. "It all depends on what comes down the river.”
Flooding is expected later this week, but weather conditions are changing hourly.