Heavy rain forces nursing home evacuation in Deshler

Arklamiss Flooding (Courtesy: MGN Online)
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DESHLER, Neb. — Update: Residents returned Wednesday morning to a Deshler nursing home which had to be evacuated Tuesday night because of flooding due to heavy rain.
Heavy rainfall from a night of storms has caused flooding in two southern Nebraska cities, forced the evacuation of a nursing home and led officials to cancel classes at a school.

Thayer County Emergency Manager Bill McPherson says Hebron and Deshler both saw minor flooding in streets, but no property damage was reported. Around 45 patients and residents from the Meadowlark Heights Assisted Living Home in Deshler spent the night at Deshler High School because of flooding concerns but returned to the home Wednesday morning.

Classes at Deshler Public Schools were canceled because of flooding along some roads.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jerilyn Billings Wright says a radar-estimated 6 to 8 inches fell Tuesday and overnight to the west of Deshler. Flooding forced closure of U.S. Highway 136.