The rising Missouri River has cut off access to the Plattsmouth bridge on the Iowa side and has prompted more emergency action in Mills County.

Officials have closed Lambert Avenue, which connects to the bridge on the Iowa side. It was one of several closures because of flooding, according to the Mills County Emergency Management Office.

Officials are shoring up protections around the Glenwood Municipal District Water Treatment Plant. A temporary flood barrier has been erected around the plant and two generators have been placed on site for emergency power.

Vinton’s Campground has removed all its trailers, and MidAmerican Energy has shut off power in the affected area west of Interstate 29.

Residents of Pacific Junction and the surrounding area have been advised to keep an eye on flooding and be prepared to evacuate.

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Goodwill customers help flood victims

Goodwill Omaha on Friday will present a check to the Red Cross from proceeds of a Round It Up Campaign.

Starting March 15, Goodwill invited all customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar to benefit flood victims. The check to be presented Friday is for $11,896.88.

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