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The city of Omaha is expected to apply for federal disaster aid following intense flash flooding over the weekend that collapsed some sewers and sent floodwaters into businesses and homes. The Omaha World-Herald reports that city officials have been tracking growing expenses from the storm damage and expect to meet the threshold to apply for federal aid. Officials have not yet released other details about the expected disaster declaration.


Nebraska will pay out public assistance beyond what it normally offers to local governments hit by the 2019 floods. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved the payments for the state’s share of disaster relief. The money will go to Nebraska’s power, irrigation and natural resources districts, which don’t usually receive that form of assistance from the state. The agency says Ricketts approved the state share because of the extent of flood, wind, and winter storm damage.

Haworth Park In Bellevue Faces Long Road To Reopening

Sep 16, 2020

The City of Bellevue is working with a local businessman to reopen a park damaged by floods.  The city says it's leased out Haworth Park to a help offset the millions of dollars in costs to clean-up and re-open it.  So far there's no price tag on how much it will cost to revive the park, and no time table on when the work will be complete.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for rural parts of south-central Nebraska after up to 8 inches of rain fell in the region overnight. The weather service has issued the warning for parts of Adams, Kearney, Buffalo and Hall counties, reporting that roads in some low-lying areas were covered by floodwaters and impassable early Monday morning. The service says at least one house, near Kenesaw, has been flooded.