Watch a Kearney, Nebraska, Hospital Get Flooded By 9 Feet of Water After Heavy Rainfall (VIDEO)

By Sean Breslin
Published: August 13, 2014

A different kind of emergency rushed into Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska, this weekend.

Nine feet of water caved windows and doors on the bottom level of the hospital after heavy rainfall flooded the town Friday. The video above shows the hospital's dining room as it was filled with rushing water. According to, the ground-to-ceiling windows that were punched out by the floodwaters were two stories tall.

"Late-night thunderstorm clusters in the Plains are common in summer," said senior meteorologist Jon Erdman. "Kearney, Nebraska, however, was hit by two such clusters late Friday night. That one-two punch of torrential rain triggered the major flash flood."

(MORE: Torrential Rains Lead to Biblical Flooding in the Northeast)

Kearney, about 130 miles west of Lincoln, recorded more than 3 inches of rain at Kearney Regional Airport on Friday, and nearly an inch of rain fell in the town on Saturday. On average, Kearney receives just over 3 inches of rain in August, and the wettest month traditionally is May. reported that nobody was injured in the ordeal, but there were plenty of patients and staff shaken up by the sight of the hospital filling up with water.

"It’s hard to put into words exactly what Saturday’s conditions were like and just how seriously our facility was impacted," read a note on the hospital's Facebook page. "And to say that we’re emotional about the whole situation is a bit of an understatement."

The full video, shared on the hospital's Facebook page, is below.

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