By late last night, the town of Buffalo and Johnson County had been declared a disaster area by city and county officials, due to the flooding there.

Manhole covers blew, streets were flooded and damaged by debris, and basements and garages across Sheridan were flooded in the storm that blew through the area Thursday night.

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Sheridan Commercial company Manager D.E. Gwinn has announced plans to rebuild the store that was destroyed in a fire yesterday.

A flood warning issued early Thursday by the National Weather Service has been downgraded to a flood watch.

We now have information coming in from Buffalo about the damage caused there by the overnight rainstorm. Johnson County's Public Information Officer Marcy Schueler issued a release saying that the Red Cross is on its way from Sheridan to conduct a damage assessment. If warranted, she said, the town mayor may declare a disaster for Buffalo.

A man from Buffalo was struck and killed Wednesday by a vehicle while walking along a state highway east of Gillette and the driver of the vehicle that struck him was charged with DUI.

Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Gillette that was closed overnight due to flooding was reopened this morning around 8. And all roads leading in and out of Buffalo and some in Sheridan County are now dry. An unnecessary travel warning had been issued overnight for both Interstates 90 and 25.

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