Thursday, June 16, 2011

Omaha, Eppley flooding evacuation map released on eve of College World Series; Missouri River still rising

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Update: Recent video from the air, of Eppley area flooding.

Today, the National Weather Service said the Missouri River level at Omaha was 33.3 feet, which is more than 4 feet above flood stage. Upriver dam releases mean that the Missouri will continue to rise. Yesterday the city of Omaha released two maps showing what might happen if levees are breached. One is an evacuation area, and it includes Eppley Airfield. The other shows a projection of how close water might come to the CWS venue, TD AmeriTrade Park at 13th and Cuming streets. Maybe Kevin Costner was right about saving Rosenblatt!

Omaha asks for and gets National Guard help

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