Bellevue, NE – Bellevue is working to keep Highway 370 open at the base of its toll bridge.
City spokesman Phil Davidson says water was approaching the base of the toll bridge Wednesday afternoon. That forced the closure of the bridge for four hours while sandbags were placed along Highway 370. Offutt Air Force Base and Sarpy County provided the large sandbags for the effort. Davidson says they hope those bags keep water away from Highway 370.
Omaha, NE – Omaha plans to send 2,291 informational fliers Friday to businesses and residents within the city's identified flood evacuation zone.
The fliers explain how residents and businesses will be notified of an evacuation. They also address where people in the evacuation zone should report to after leaving, and how to prepare. No evacuation orders have been issued.
Omaha, NE – The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no immediate threat to public health or safety from the Fort Calhoun and Cooper Nuclear plants.
Greg Jaczko toured both plants over the weekend. A berm protecting the Fort Calhoun plant collapsed Sunday. Missouri River flood water surrounded the containment and auxiliary buildings. A levee breached three miles north of Brownville last week, but NPPD officials say the Cooper Nuclear Station is safe.
Richard Burress, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Richard Burress, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and author of "We the People: The Story of Our Constitutional Convention", "The Bill of Rights, James Madison's Legacy", and "The Documents of the American Revolution" "War Stories from the White House"