Town trying to divert another disaster

A man pushes water out of a store following the June 13,
1967, flooding of Kenesaw

KENESAW — THEN: When flood waters rushed through the streets of Kenesaw on June 13, 1967, only 15 houses were spared.

Seven inches of rain fell that day, leaving some 200 residents without power, phone service or any other access to the outside world.

Some people used boats to help their neighbors out of their flooded homes, while others were taken to safety by members of the Nebraska National Guard.
The American Red Cross set up emergency headquarters to provide the now homeless residents with warm dry beds and hot meals.

NOW: More than 45 years later, village residents still fear every time rain clouds move in that a heavy rain could bring another flood.

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