%mlink(STRY:; PHOTO:XLN105-070702; AUDIO:%)

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) _ Up to four feet of water flooded at least 65 mobile homes evacuated in a flash flood, leaving items soaked and full of mud.

``I knew the damage was extensive, but it is worse than I anticipated,'' Gov. Mike Johanns said as he surveyed the scene in the western Nebraska city on Sunday.

Ten inches of rain fell Saturday, washing out roads and causing one fatal traffic accident.

Much of Ogallala escaped major damage, but businesses to the southeast, including restaurants, hotels and a truck stop, were flooded with water. People were just beginning to clean up.

Residents of three mobile home parks that were evacuated were allowed back to their homes to retrieve belongings Sunday, but won't be allowed to stay until utilities are restored and homes are inspected, said Pete Peterson, Keith County's emergency management director.

___

On the Net:

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: http://www.nebema.org