Omaha, NE – A forum Thursday in Omaha gave business owners the chance to ask questions about the city's flood preparedness efforts.
Members of Omaha's Unified Command, the Airport Authority, and utilities updated their respective groups' responses to the flood situation. The Missouri River remains more than six feet above flood stage at Omaha.
Omaha, NE – A U.S. Coast Guard disaster assistance response team will spend two weeks in Omaha.
Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski, spokesman for Omaha's Unified Command, says the Coast Guard team will be in Omaha for two weeks, assessing the city's need for watercraft. They're also bringing three 16-foot flat-bottom boats for the city's use in the event of water rescues or wellness checks.
Omaha, NE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says seepage berms will shore up three areas of Omaha's levee.
The Corps awarded a $1.4 million dollar contract Friday for construction of the berms along the levee bordering Eppley Airfield. The berms are designed to protect the levee by allowing excess water pressure to be released.