Incoming storms cause setbacks for flood clean-up

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Nebraska is experiencing all four seasons over the course of 24 hours.

For many though, this next round comes as they're still cleaning up the floods.

It's been four weeks since the historic flooding hit parts of Columbus but it could be years before they get everything back to normal.

"Some residents still can't get to their place or even get out of their place very easily. A lot of them have to use ATV's and drive through neighbors fields and things of that sort to get out,” said Platte County Emergency Manager, Tim Hofbauer.

The clean-up process is now going to be delayed for a while.

With roads covered in mud and fields looking like beaches, Platte County Emergency Manager Tim Hofbauer says rain is going to add to the mess.

"It's going to keep people from out of their homes, it's not going to be as easy to move stuff in and out,” said Hofbauer.

Another issue is people trying to dry out anything they have left, outside.

"There's a number of people that have no place to store their belongings so they just move them outside,” said Hofbauer.

He says now what they were able to salvage, may be destroyed.

Hofbauer says they're just going to have to roll with the punches and keep their heads held high.

"I mean we're pretty much dealing with everything that we can at this point, we're just going to have to work through it,” said Hofbauer.