Omaha, NE – Council Bluffs emergency management officials have a new three-level warning system in the event of significant flooding.
Fire Chief Alan Byers says the level of warning is based on the possibility of a levee breach. A level one warning means a flood event is slowing developing in an area, but no evacuation is needed. At level two, there's a significant potential for flooding and emergency management officials will recommend that residents leave.
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.