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.