Omaha, NE – A spokesman for the Nebraska Public Power District says Brownville's Cooper Nuclear Station is operating at full power and is safe.
A levee breached three miles north of Brownville late Thursday evening. NPPD spokesman Mark Becker says the Missouri River level at Brownville dropped a foot after the breach in Atchison County, Missouri.
Omaha, NE – A mandatory evacuation order is in place for another western Iowa county.
Mills County Emergency Management says all residents living west of I-29 and south of Gaston Avenue to the Fremont County line must evacuate. The order was issued because roads in that area are becoming impassable due to rising ground water.
Bellevue, NE – Emergency management officials in Bellevue have several boats ready in case they're needed for evacuations.
Bellevue Fire Battalion Chief Joe Gibilisco says the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District and National Guard soldiers are monitoring the city's levee system around the clock. The NRD says the river is four and a half to five feet below the top of the levee. Issues with sand boils have been reported. Gibilisco says buses are on standby at Bellevue's fire stations.
Omaha, NE – Omahans have a new option for short trips around the city.
The b-cycle program launched in Omaha June 15th. 35 bicycles are available for check-out at five Omaha b-cycle stations. Right now, the stations are in the Aksarben Village and UNO area. It works like this: you swipe your credit card, or your b-cycle card if you buy a membership, at one of the kiosks. You can then check out a bicycle to ride for a short trip or an entire day.