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.
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.
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.
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.
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.