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FLOOD RESOURCES & INFORMATION
With communities up and down the Missouri River scrambling to deal with flooding, a variety of resources are available to help provide information and assistance. Here's a rundown, along with photo galleries and flood related rumors we've investigated.
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District can be reached at 402-996-3877 or at its website. It also posts updates on its Facebook page and Twitter account.
• The National Weather Service office at Valley, Neb., posts flood warnings and tracks the level of the Missouri River on its website
• River levels also can be checked at a NOAA website.
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted information on floodwaters and the dangers of playing in floodwaters on their website.
• Nebraska Water Science Center: The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.
• NEMA: NEMA flooding information is available on its website, as well as its Facebook page.
• Flood insurance questions: The Nebraska Department of Insurance offers flood information on its website.
• Flood plain and dam safety information can be found at the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.
• Health questions: Check the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. A list of local health departments is available here.
• Road conditions: The Nebraska Department of Roads provides the latest road information.
• Flood Clean-Up Scams: For tips on avoiding home repair scams, visit the Nebraska Better Business Bureau or the Attorney General's website. If you feel you have been a victim of a clean-up or home improvement scam, contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division at (800) 727-6432.
• The Iowa Department of Transportation has launched a new map to help travelers navigate flooded roads. The Google-based map can be accessed through the department's website, by clicking on the “Flooding Ahead” link.
• Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management updates and links. Bereadyiowa.org also helps people make a plan, prepare emergency kits, prepare their children and pets.
• Iowa Concern hot line available 24 hours a day at 800-447-1985.
• United Way of the Midlands has operators at 2-1-1 with information regarding food, shelter, help for people with special needs and volunteer opportunities.
• Iowa Flood Awareness website.
• Gov. Terry Branstad's office issues news updates about the flooding.
• Iowa Department of Natural Resources provides flooding information. For the individual disaster assistance grant program, call 866-434-4692.
• Iowa road conditions: Iowa Department of Roads.
• The Iowa Department of Transportation: Temporary customer service phone line can provide information on which Iowa roads are closed due to flooding. It is available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 866-452-8510.
• The Iowa Department of Public Health flood page contains frequently-asked-questions and fact sheets regarding health and safety during flooding.
• Douglas County: Douglas County Emergency Management Agency website or call 402-444-5040.
• Douglas County Health Department: website or call 402-444-7471.
• Sarpy County Emergency Management Agency website or call 402-593-5785.
• Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness information on precautions, immunizations recommended during a flood. Or call 402-339-4334 or 800-645-0134.
• Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Facebook updates.
• Washington, Dodge and Burt Counties emergency management agency, call 402-727-2785 or the 24-hour hot line at 800-374-7356, or go online.
• Knox County Emergency Manager or call 402-288-5613.
• Pottawattamie County: Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency or call 712-328-5777.
• Harrison County flood updates or Harrison County Emergency Management Agency or call 712-644-2353.
• Mills County Emergency Management Services or call the county's flood hotline at 712-328-4672. Find flood information at the Mills County website
• Fremont County Emergency Management Agency or call 712-374-3355 or 712-313-0182.
• The Douglas County Emergency Management Agency has created Omahaflood.org or call 211
• Omaha Parks and Recreation Department lists closures and event location changes. Main office 402-444-5900.
• Bellevue flood news updates.
• Council Bluffs information phone line is 712-328-4672 or go to www.councibluffs-iowa.gov.
• Council Bluffs Department of Public Health offers vaccination information. Also, call the main office at 712-328-4666.
• Sioux City flood updates. The Sioux City/Woodbury County Flood Call Center 712-224-5262, operates from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Red Cross Loess Hills Chapter can provide shelter information and answer other assistance questions. Also, call 712-322-4017.
• Red Cross Siouxland and Iowa Great Lakes Chapter or call 712-252-4081 or 800-340-4081.
• Red Cross Heartland Chapter.
• University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension offers flooding information on its website.
• Iowa State University is offering tips to help businesses prepare for flooding.
• The Office of Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad has launched an Iowa Flood Watch Flickr Page. The page will be updated regularly with the most up-to-date aerial photos taken by various state agencies.
• Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has added a Missouri River Flood Fighting Updates page to www.papionrd.org
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