The latest on flooding: July 14 -
Published Friday, July 15, 2011 at 1:00 am / Updated at 11:57 pm
The latest on flooding: July 14

Flood advice: Iowa State University Extension-Woodbury County will host a live videoconference Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sioux City Hotel and Conference Center. Engineer and disaster-flood expert Ken Hellevang will be available via video to provide information and answer questions on what residents can do now to lessen flood damage to their property and home.

Nelson tours: U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., will visit Nebraska City to meet with farmers and city officials Friday to discuss flood concerns, and tour the wastewater treatment plant and Omaha Public Power District power plant.

Loans: The federal Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to Iowa small businesses affected by Missouri River flooding. The move is designed to help businesses recover financially, but it doesn't include farms or structural damage. Thirteen western Iowa counties along the river are included in the declaration.

Nuclear future: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet with the Omaha Public Power District to talk about post-flooding operations at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. July 27, at the Doubletree Inn, 1616 Dodge St. It is open to the public and there will be time for people to ask questions. The nuclear reactor about 20 miles north of Omaha has been offline since April, first for routine maintenance and now because of flooding.

World-Herald staff writers Nancy Gaarder and Michael Holmes, with the Associated Press.

Read more related stories
Waitress who served alcohol to teen before fatal crash gets jail time, probation
Lori Jenkins, charged as accessory in 4 murders, waives speedy trial
Iowa State servers hacked, nearly 30,000 SSNs at risk
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
2nd District House race: After 8 terms, Lee Terry knows how D.C. works — and doesn't
Bellevue man is killed at Minnesota dance hall after South Sudanese basketball tourney
Spring corn planting still sputters in Nebraska, Iowa, other key states
Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
19-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash at 72nd & Shirley
Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
U.S. Senate race: State Auditor Mike Foley defends Shane Osborn against ad campaign
Public defender to represent Nikko Jenkins in sentencing
Mid-America Center on track for lower operating loss
Bluffs City Council approves dozens of new numbered street lights
National Law Enforcement Memorial Week set for May
Ted Cruz backs Pete Ricketts' campaign for governor
Omahan charged with 5th-offense DUI after street race causes rollover
2 blocks of Grover Street closed
Safety board report blames pilot error in 2013 crash that killed UNO student, passenger
Omaha man accused in shooting ordered held on $75,000 bail
2 men charged with conspiracy to distribute meth held on $1 million bail each
La Vista plans meeting on sales tax proposal, 84th Street redevelopment
6-mile stretch of Highway 75 is the road not taken
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Millard school board bans e-cigarettes from all district properties, events
< >
Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
Breaking Brad: Even Chuck Hassebrook's throwing mud!
The Nebraska campaigns have turned so ugly, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook lobbed unfounded accusations at an imaginary opponent.
Breaking Brad: Kraft wiener recall is business opportunity for TD Ameritrade Park
Instead of returning the wieners, TD Ameritrade Park is calling them "cheese dogs" and charging double.
Breaking Brad: Photos with the Easter Bunny are so 2010
In a sign of the times, most kids ran out of patience waiting for a photo with the Easter Bunny at the mall, just snapped a selfie and went home.
Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
Deadline Deal thumbnail
Steam-A-Way Carpet Cleaning
$50 for 3 rooms and a Hallway up to 600 square feet
Buy Now
< >
Omaha World-Herald Contests
Enter for a chance to win great prizes.
OWH Store: Buy photos, books and articles
Buy photos, books and articles
Travel Snaps Photo
Going on Vacation? Take the Omaha World-Herald with you and you could the next Travel Snaps winner.
Click here to donate to Goodfellows
The 2011 Goodfellows fund drive provided holiday meals to nearly 5,000 families and their children, and raised more than $500,000 to help families in crisis year round.
Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.
Can't find what you need? Click here for site map »