May, 2019

Monroe, NE

In 2019 Monroe along with much of Nebraska was subject to a quick melt, ice jams, heavy rain and even dam failure. This lead to massive flooding sweeping across much of the state.

Homes, barns, and entire farms were completely submerged under 22 feet of water in some areas. Livestock and crops were washed away only to be found once the waters receded, sometimes miles away. Fences were destroyed and torn apart and debris was scattered across the landscape. Entire roads were covered in sand and gravel and others were washed away completely.

It would be months until the ground was try enough to plant new crows or enough manpower was found to rebuild fencing for new livestock. Rebuilding all the roads and homes will be a process that takes years.

Work-filled Week

We had a busy week helping two local farmers with their properties. The majority of the work was spent cleaning, repairing and replacing fencing for pastures. For most of us it was a new experience putting up barbed-wire fence, but we caught on fast.

We worked 12+ hour days in both cold and windy and in hot and sunny weather. We were able to entirely fence in 2 large pastures, and repair/clean the fencing around another. We installed 2 culvert pipes for creek crossings and removed a large sand deposit.

On top of that we were able to meet and work along side some incredible people and hear the stories of all that happened and what they had gone through.

Special Thanks To:

First Response Team of America

Atlantic Tractor

Musser’s Supply

Tractor Supply

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