The Kearney area is prone to flash-floods during times of excessive rain or large amounts of ice/snow melt. Kearney roads are also prone to small amounts of flooding during heavy rains. Check weather forecasts, local radar, etc. for details on weather that may lead to flooding of any degree.
- If driving when heavy rain occurs in the Kearney area, remain aware of the water on the road - drainage within city limits is slow and can cause a backup of water - leading to hydroplaning if driving is not cautious and careful
- If a flash-flood warning or watch is issued, try to avoid driving as this can lead to potentially hazardous conditions
- If flooding is occurring or has occurred, do not travel anywhere. Amounts of water in flood pools can be deceiving and have undertows that may be dangerous.
- retreat to and stay in the highest place possible.
UNK Policy on Flooding:
1. The Police and Parking Services Department will activate the Emergency Notification System and send a campus wide e-mail.
2. Listen to local radio and television stations or weather alert for updates.
3. During non-business hours, the Police and Parking Services Officer
on duty will activate the after hours Emergency Notification System,
send a campus wide e-mail and proceed to as many buildings and
classrooms as possible to make notifications. Police and Parking
Services will also contact the Hall Director on duty who will leave a
message on every residence hall student’s voicemail
4. Do not travel during a flood and stay in the highest place possible.