WOOD RIVER, Neb. — The National Weather Service issued a flood announcement Thursday afternoon. A flood warning is still in effect for the Wood River near Alda, which impacts Hall County and near Gibbon, which is part of Buffalo County. As of 11:34 a.m., the river was at 16.6 feet. The flood stage is 15 feet. NWS said the river will fall below the flood stage by Saturday morning. Homes north of Highway 30 in Gibbon are at risk. NWS said water will also begin to rise through the storm sewer system onto the south side of the railroad tracks, causing flooding for additional Gibbon homes. As of 1:28 p.m., the river near Alda was at 9.1 feet. The flood stage is 10 feet. Major flooding is forecast for the area, with flood levels rising late Thursday afternoon and continuing to rise to nearly 12.5 feet by Saturday morning. The river is expected to fall below flood levels by Tuesday morning. Extensive flooding will begin to flow across State Highway 40C Link, also known […]