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Omaha Public Radio News
3:47 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau reports business as usual

Omaha, NE – Even with rising waters, it is business as usual for the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:53 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity hosts a 5k run and family walk against violence this weekend

Omaha, NE – The men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and anti-violence group Enough is Enough are hosting a 5K Run and Family Walk against violence on Saturday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:03 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Omaha, Council Bluffs officials update flood preparedness efforts

Omaha, NE – Officials anticipate a portion of John J. Pershing Drive in Omaha will be closed within the next 48 hours.

Omaha's Unified Command updated the flood situation during a briefing Thursday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski is spokesman for Unified Command. He says John J. Pershing Drive will likely close from Dick Collins Road to Ponca Hills Road within the next two days.

Stolinski says portions of the trail system could also close. No parts of the trail system are underwater at this time.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:58 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

UNO receives presidential distinction

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska at Omaha was recently honored as a Finalist for the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:49 am
Wed June 8, 2011

MUD: no concerns about water quality due to Missouri River flooding

Omaha, NE – Metropolitan Utilities District officials say the rising Missouri River poses no threat to the quality of Omaha's drinking water.

MUD Director of Corporate Communications Mari Matulka says hundreds of tests are run every day on Omaha's drinking water. She says they can adjust treatment processes if needed to ensure the water remains safe to drink.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:13 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

What to do with your pet if you have to evacuate due to flooding

Omaha, NE – The flooding risks that animals face are similar to the risks humans face.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:38 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Omaha officials update flooding situation

Omaha, NE – The Missouri River is expected to rise two feet between now and Friday at Omaha.

Omaha's Missouri River Unified Command updated the flood situation during a daily briefing Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning, the river is at 30.1 feet, a foot above flood stage.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:54 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

OPPD issues Notification of Unusual Event for Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant

Omaha, NE – Rising Missouri River flood water has forced OPPD to declare a Notification of Unusual Event at its Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant.

OPPD made the announcement in a news release this afternoon. Such notifications are made when events are happening or have happened that will impact the plant. In the news release, OPPD says the river is expected to rise to 1,004 feet above sea level this week and remain there for at least a month.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:23 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Corps of Engineers to increase water releases through next week

Omaha, NE – The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin releasing 150,000 cubic feet per second of water from a South Dakota dam June 14.

The Corps' Omaha office updated the Missouri River flooding during a briefing Sunday afternoon. Ted Streckfuss is Deputy District Engineer for the Omaha office. He says once the Corps begins releasing that water from Gavins Point Dam, it'll raise the river level at Omaha to 34 to 36 feet. Flood stage at Omaha is 29 feet.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:22 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Rail line to be shut down through Sarpy County

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says Burlington Northern is shutting down its rail line through Sarpy County because of flooding.

NEMA's daily update says the railroad is closing the rail line that runs along the Missouri River through Bellevue and Sarpy County. Bellevue's Emergency Management Agency received 5,000 sandbags Thursday. Haworth Park and its marina remain closed due to flooding.

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