- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (AP) - Flood concerns are easing along the Big Blue River in southeast Nebraska.

Residents in part of McCool Junction had been urged to evacuate Saturday as the Big Blue River threatened. But conditions improved Sunday because no additional rain fell overnight.

McCool Junction village chairman Steve Green says the community plans to spend Sunday cleaning up the sand bags it set out a day earlier.

Water damage was reported in two homes on the south side of McCool Junction, including one with five feet of water inside. At least four homes in another neighborhood also had damage.

Several county roads remain closed with water over them and roads crossing the river in York County were closed Sunday.

In Beatrice, officials reopened U.S. 136 Sunday morning.

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