Omaha, NE – Omaha officials are concerned that heavy rain could cause water to back up in to downtown.
At a briefing Monday afternoon, Omaha Public Works officials released projections for downtown flooding should the city receive 2.4 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. The maps project up to a foot of standing water in the Qwest Center and TD Ameritrade Park parking lots if such a rainfall happens. Heavy rainfall could result in standing water in areas north of the ballpark as well.
Omaha, NE – The city of Bellevue has closed the main entrance from Highway 370 in to Haworth Park.
Bellevue Police closed the park Friday morning. City spokesman Phil Davidson says no pedestrians, bicycles, or vehicle traffic are allowed in to the park because of flooding. He says the decision protects both public safety and the levee.