Forecast: Just what we didn't need: more rain. There was a chance of severe weather overnight, with more on the way. AccuWeather said the high should hit about 90 on Monday, with a chance of severe weather after about 4 p.m. Tuesday should be much cooler, about 75, with a chance of scattered showers. There is a continued chance of showers throughout much of the week. How much rain? An inch or two in the metropolitan area, AccuWeather said.
Shelters: The American Red Cross has closed one of its 24-hour shelters for Nebraska and Iowa victims of Missouri River flooding. The Red Cross says there was no current major need for the shelter at Missouri Valley, Iowa. The two 24-hour Nebraska shelters are at Fort Calhoun High School at Fort Calhoun, north of Omaha, and in southeast Nebraska at Peru State College in Peru. The remaining 24-hour shelter in Iowa is at Sidney High School in Sidney, in the southwest corner of the state. Other shelters are on standby in Cass, Cedar, Dixon, Douglas, Sarpy and Thurston Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa.
Bridges closed: Breached levees and flooding on the Missouri side of the river means the Missouri River bridges at Brownville, Neb., and Rulo, Neb., are now closed. Water covering Iowa Highway 2 also means the crossing at Nebraska City is closed.
Roads closed: State and federal highways that were closed in Nebraska as of Sunday night because of flooding:
>> Highway 12 closed east of Verdel to Niobrara State Park Recreation Road. The state park is open.
>> Highway 12 closed one mile east of Niobrara to the Santee Spur (S-54D).
>> Highway 14/37 closed from the junction with Highway 12 to the Nebraska-South Dakota border (Standing Bear Bridge). Highway 14 is open going south from the junction with Highway 12.
>> Highway 30 closed from North Platte Airport to Maxwell viaduct due to water over the road. Detour from Newberry Link (L56G) to Interstate 80 to Maxwell (S-56A).
>> Highway 92 closed east of Arthur due to water over the road, mile post 193 to 194.
>> I-680 into Iowa closed due to closure of I-29 in Iowa.
Little horses: Five miniature horses were expected to be among the newest flood evacuees, and they are in need of new homes, an animal rescue group said.
Hooves & Paws Rescue of Glenwood, Iowa, is looking for foster or permanent homes for the four mares and a stallion.
Floodwaters were rising on their owner's property near Glenwood. He was expecting his house to be flooded as well and decided to give up the miniature horses, the rescue group said.
Anyone interested in adopting the miniature horses is asked to contact the group via www.hoovespaws.org.
— Compiled by World-Herald staff writers Susan Szalewski and Larry Sparks