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In this March 17 photo, the Paradise Lakes neighborhood in Bellevue was nearly covered by floodwaters.

Checkpoints to enter Green Acres and Paradise Lakes were removed Thursday, and security of the housing developments was turned over to owners.

Southbound Harlan Lewis Road opened from Paradise Lakes to Highway 34, and westbound Highway 34 opened from Harlan Lewis. Eastbound Highway 34 remains closed.

American Heroes Park has reopened. Haworth Park remains closed.

Barricades will be placed at the entrances to Paradise Lakes because all homes have been declared uninhabitable.

The City of Bellevue said both residential areas are still highly contaminated and personal protective equipment should be used when entering the area.

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Dodge County disaster center has a new home

A new flood disaster recovery center will open at noon Saturday in Dodge County.

Staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration at the center will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their disaster assistance applications.

After Saturday, the disaster center at the Fremont Learning Center, 130 E. Ninth St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A disaster recovery center at the Christensen Field House, 1710 Christensen Field Road in Fremont, will close Friday at 7 p.m.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Boone, Buffalo, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Custer, Dodge, Douglas, Knox, Nemaha, Richardson, Sarpy, Saunders, Thurston and Washington Counties and the Santee Sioux Nation may apply for assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding.