Emergency officials warn of rising waters on Elkhorn River

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In Norfolk, folks forced from their homes by rising water now have a place to spend the night.
Emergency operations officials announced a short time ago that Luthern High Northeast in Norfolk is now available as a shelter for people in the area.

Norfolk Public Safety Director Shane Weidner said anyone in need of shelter is welcome at the high school. Earlier, residents of Randolph and Pierce were advised to evacuate.

Residents in Norfolk also are encouraged to limit water use, to help take presure of the cities waste water treatment plant.

Levie patrols will be monitoring levies along the north fork of the Elkhorn River throughout the night with emergency crews now on duty 24/7 for the next 48 hours.

Other shelters available in the area are:

  • Madison City Auditorium
  • Tilden Fire Hall
  • Battle Creek Fire Hall
  • Newman Grove Fire Hall
  • Meadow Grove Fire Hall

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